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Moral Debate Reveals Surprisingly How Much People Care About Their Bins

by : Niamh Shackleton on : 12 Sep 2021 15:30
Moral Debate Reveals Surprisingly How Much People Care About Their BinsShutterstock

Users have taken to Reddit to discuss whether you should put your rubbish in other people’s bins, and people have a lot to say about it.

Someone took to the social media site to ask the question of if it’s acceptable to pop your rubbish in someone’s wheelie bin if it was out on the street, writing, ‘If you have some rubbish, and there is a wheelie bin available I would always just use it. I just learnt some people think this is unacceptable, this started a debate that could only be rivalled by the dress (blue and black obviously, if you see white and gold your opinion isn’t needed here).’

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The poster later elaborated that they meant something like a chocolate bar wrapper, not a full trash bag.

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Most people agreed that they’d rather people use their wheelie bins than have people litter their streets, while others were extremely passionate about people not using their bins.

One aggrieved person wrote:

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My asshole neighbors CONSTANTLY throw candy wrappers, plastic bottles, half-eaten food and all kinds of shit into my bin, despite the fact that their own bin is literally 10 feet away. The trash collectors do not pick up anything except bagged trash, so my bin is just accumulating all kinds of disgusting sh*t that these guys are throwing in there, meanwhile their bin stays pristine. F*cking unbelievable.

Someone else gave a more balanced view. They said, ‘I think it depends on what the rubbish is. If it’s a piece of plastic wrapping or crisp bag or something it’s ok but I wouldn’t put dog poo, anything that can rot and smell, or a nag of multiple things in someone else’s bin.’

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On the other hand, many other Redditors were confused over how offended people were at the idea of someone else putting their crisp packet in their bin, and suggested those who were angry about it should sort themselves out.

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They wrote, ‘I think it depends on what the rubbish is. If it’s a piece of plastic wrapping or crisp bag or something it’s ok but I wouldn’t put dog poo, anything that can rot and smell, or a nag of multiple things in someone else’s bin.’

For those of you losing sleep over the debate, I think the general rule of thumb is if it’s something like a Coke bottle, it’s OK to pop in someone’s bin, but you should probably keep your dog’s poop with you.

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Niamh Shackleton

Niamh Shackleton is a pint sized person and journalist at UNILAD. After studying Multimedia Journalism at the University of Salford, she did a year at Caters News Agency as a features writer in Birmingham before deciding that Manchester is (arguably) one of the best places in the world, and therefore moved back up north. She's also UNILAD's unofficial crazy animal lady.

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