Mondays are our bin days. That is the day our refuse is collected.
Normally we put out our bins for collection on Sunday evenings. Black bins(regular household refuse) are emptied every week, while the green bins refuse(recyclable refuse) is collected once a month. This sunday that went by, we noticed that the green bins were out in all our neighbours houses. So we put out our green bin as well.
Monday came, black bins were emptied, green bins just stood there. So I checked the website to see if the schedule had been changed. Turns out it was not the green bin collection day at all! Most of the time, we just follow our neighbours’ lead and this time one person must have put his green bin out, and the rest of us followed suit 🙂
Today, the bins are still out. Sometimes, when they are not able to complete the route, they come the next day, or sometimes the day after to empty the bins. And I am too scared to not leave my bin out – what if my neighbours have some inside info that I don’t? What if the website was outdated? What if I missed a circular that they sent? Mob mentality or not, better safe than sorry ?