Same thing has happened off old Jamaica road, they go through the communal bins regularly. Spoke to local PCSO. They're looking for your personal info. Apparently they can sell anything they get to people higher up the food chain. Please be careful and shred everything. I also flush all unused out of date medicines. They'll either sell them, or leave them over the floor where a child might pick them up.
People will go through bins as well because naive and unknowing (I hope rather than lazy or malicious) people like 'Aunty Pat' and 'Jasmine' discard medicines without thought to law, the environment or potential harm to children, animals or those who will take any drug.
Medicines that are past their use or no longer required MUST be taken to a pharmacist who will dispose of them responsibly for no charge. Flushing them is as dangerous as chucking thoughtlessly in a bin. They just get recycled through your tap.
Equally we compost our old documents after we have shredded them. I am paranoid about those who (allegedly) glue them back together! I haven't reverted to buying the rubber stamp with which you can obliterate the details
Thanks for flagging this. Grange road seems to be getting rubbish dumped on it a lot more these days irrespective of it then being ripped open. By amisha and the like. Does anyone know what is going on?
I've recently noticed that people have been going through our bins, mostly becauise of the mess they are leaving behind or lids being left open which encourages the local foxes to jump in and scatter rubbish everywhere.
No idea if it is for ID theft or metal, but it is concerning.
Is there such a thing as a wheely bin lock? Will the police/council even be interested if I report this?