Mob Mentality? Post 15

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 πŸ™‚

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too scared to not leave my bin out – what if my neighbours have some inside info that I don’t? What if the website was outdated?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 ?


21 thoughts on “Mob Mentality? Post 15

  1. he he he he .. on my road its collected wednesday.. Green are collected every Second thrusday..
    good cause i have at least 4 or 5 each time …

    You are lucky here they have started this Cardboad collection in a green bucket and Bottle collection in a blue bucket .. and for the life of me I can never understand what is when …

    I have to go by what my naeighbour puts so i depend on them all the time, One good thing of coming late at home.. by the time i finish and come everyone hs put there … all i got to do is look and do the same πŸ™‚

    πŸ™‚ Yes, that is what we end up doing too πŸ™‚

    and true better safe then sorry.. But but but soon its going to change Fines are coming if i am not wrong dont know where you live but it will come eventually πŸ™‚ so be on guard..

    Fines for what?


    Yes you are πŸ™‚

  2. Errr!!! Black nd green??

    We keep the one & only one dustbin out at 9:30. The kaka comes takes the garbage & knocks, “baba soya hai?” The l’lle one is brought out he says hi to him and the uncle says “khana khaya?, Soyega? Soja!” and then adds “if I see him once my day goes good” πŸ™‚

    Awww! That is the sweetest thing! Aww!

    Well this is India πŸ™‚

    That, indeed is India πŸ™‚

  3. I am so glad someone knocks on my door to collect the kachra. with strict instructions not to knock before 10.30 on weekends. with your kind of calender, i would have probably resorted to composting my own garbage

    πŸ™‚ I would love to compost too – but living in a rental house has it’s drawbacks 😦 But once you get used to the schedule, things happen πŸ™‚ It gets easy πŸ™‚

  4. Lol. We all follow a Mob Mentality. I remember when we were writing an exam paper and the attendance sheet was passed, one person wrote the wrong date while signing and the twenty other people who signed after him wrote the same wrong date. Me included πŸ˜€

    LOL! Total Mob mentality πŸ™‚

    Later the prof noticed it, pointed out and told us how we all blindly follow the mom without thinking.

  5. We are working hard to bring that black and green thingy here πŸ˜› Wish it happens. So nice that it is so well organized there, with website updates n all! We will get there some day, one step at a time πŸ˜‰

    LOL @ mob mentality πŸ˜› Everything makes us blog, that’s so awesome no πŸ˜€

  6. First and foremost I said a big WOW when I read you checked the website for the bin-collection schedule! THERE’S A WEBSITE FOR THAT? REALLY, Smits?? WOW, amazing!

    I wonder if such a system will ever come to India. The country will be so much cleaner and greener then. We get to see this green and black bin segregation only in hospitals, I think!

  7. LOL!!I knoww what you mean..our garbage is collected on monday mornings and one or two,diligents souls,leave their bins out from saturday night itself..and the rest of us,just leave our bins,accordingly.LOL@Mob mentality!

  8. Hahahha brilliant… Followership πŸ™‚

    Here that green/black bin thing is over. There r 2 diff garbage dump spots in every lane and its goes in underground containers. Once a week trucks come n empty those undergroud containers. So we dnt need to follow any schedule… We can throw whenever we want

    But… We have to walk 15 min to throw paper, green bottles, other bottles, plastic … All go in seperate container each

    See….. How complicated it can get! I go crazy sorting….

  9. nd even we have just one garbage dump per flat that gets cleared every day…

    the more organised public life becomes, more fines follow the unorganised πŸ™‚

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