Jump to content

Garbage Truck and Parked Car


  • Please log in to reply
16 replies to this topic

#1 virtuallotus

Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:58 PM

So, the neighbour parks his car in front of our yard and it spans most of it (minus the driveway, and a tree). It's bin night. Can the garbo grab the bin over the car?

I tried looking at the council website, but no dice.

Not exactly sure what to do, as it seems they're not home. Don't particularly want to put the bins in the neighbours yard, either.



#2 snortle

Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:01 PM

-

Edited by snortle, 20 May 2014 - 09:25 PM.


#3 daturah

Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:01 PM

Yes, the Garbo can still get the bin with a car parked on the street in front of it. That's how they do their job in inner city suburbs where often streets are jam-packed with parked vehicles.

They have a long extendable arm, and if the bin is very difficult to get to, generally the Garbo has a helper who gets out and drags the bin so it can be reached.

Sorry - ETA I am in Brisbane, and have never had a problem the Garbo collecting bins around parked cars.

Edited by daturah, 28 February 2013 - 04:02 PM.


#4 dae-gu

Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:10 PM

I tend to squash my bins in the gutter right next to my driveway. Still leaves room for a car to park on the street, but my bins won't be parked in front of like when i leave them on the grass strip.
FWIW, I have had a trucks arm dent my car years ago when it reached over to get a bin. They did pay for it to be repaired, but lucky I was home and saw and chased the truck down the street, lol.

#5 F1widow

Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:14 PM

I've lived in several suburbs of Sydney where there are two guys in the truck; one gets out and puts the bin in a good spot on the road, the other guy still in the truck pulls the thingy that picks up the bin. Repeat.

To make it easy for them you could just put the bin on the road behind the drivers side at the rear of the car.

#6 JRA

Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:23 PM

As has been said many houses only have areas with parked cars, as they don't have any driveways.


#7 caitiri

Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:31 PM

They just drive past the bins if a car is in front in my area.

#8 virtuallotus

Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:38 PM

I'll try and squish it. Annoying, because its double bin night.

#9 Missy Shelby

Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:41 PM

OP I had the exact same situation happening in front of my place.  One of my neighbours would park her car in from of my place every night.

I was quite worried that our bins wouldn't get collected so I started putting them on the curb in my driveway but this became a nightmare if I had to go out and the bins hadn't been collected yet, so I have resorted to putting my bins on the opposite side of the road.

This way I am 100% confident that my bins get collected and I asked the residents of this house if they would mind if I put my bins with theirs and they were fine about it.

#10 IShallWearMidnight

Posted 05 March 2013 - 01:04 AM

QUOTE (daturah @ 28/02/2013, 02:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yes, the Garbo can still get the bin with a car parked on the street in front of it. That's how they do their job in inner city suburbs where often streets are jam-packed with parked vehicles.

They have a long extendable arm, and if the bin is very difficult to get to, generally the Garbo has a helper who gets out and drags the bin so it can be reached.

Sorry - ETA I am in Brisbane, and have never had a problem the Garbo collecting bins around parked cars.

same for us in inner city melbourne

#11 Pearson

Posted 05 March 2013 - 06:39 AM

Just squeeze them in or on your neighbours verge.  Then leave a nice note on the windscreen, or go see them when they are home asking to please leave enough space for the bins on bin night - they might have forgotten it was bin night even!


#12 WhimsicalDragonfly

Posted 05 March 2013 - 06:47 AM

I also live in an area in which the streets are lined with parked cars. The garbage collectors come through and put all the bins out in the street, the truck collects them, then they are placed back by the collectors on the footpath.
I'm not sure that this happens in less built up areas though.

Why don't you take a peek one morning to see what happens in your street, so you know whether you need to address the issue or not?

Edited by WhimsicalDragonfly, 05 March 2013 - 06:48 AM.


#13 Prissy Princess

Posted 05 March 2013 - 07:00 AM

Different area's have different garbage trucks and most have only a driver.
I wouldn't like a bin to be retrieved over the top of my car once let alone on a regular basis so if you tell your neighbor that is what will happen they may remember bin night more often.  
I am  somewhat of an expert on garbage trucks as I have watched hundreds of hours of youtube clips on garbage trucks thanks to DS's obsession with them, the sad thing is I enjoyed a lot of them.

#14 jojonbeanie

Posted 05 March 2013 - 07:05 AM

Put your bins in front of the apron going into your driveway. This would be helpful to the collectors and mean there is no chance of damage to any parked cars.

#15 Mpjp is feral

Posted 05 March 2013 - 07:14 AM

QUOTE (snortle @ 28/02/2013, 05:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am in eastern suburbs VIC and my garbage man told me that they won't collect bins if there is a car blocking direct access to the bins.
Not sure if that's everywhere or just in our area.

I'd put them on the neighbours strip and ask the car owners not to park there on bin night if possible.


Inner city Melbourne here.... If that was the case we would be swimming in garbage!! Our gearbox get bins from the most unlikely places....there will be a doco made on hem one day!!!

#16 Soontobegran

Posted 05 March 2013 - 07:24 AM

Outer Eastern Melbourne here and they can grab the bin over something parked in front of them but I'd still leave the neighbours a note saying you are worried their car might get damaged and ask them to park elsewhere on bin night.


#17 WhimsicalDragonfly

Posted 05 March 2013 - 07:26 AM

Just to clarify, on our street, the collector moves the bins from the footpath to the road through the space between the cars, not over the cars! Despite it being a crowded street with very few driveways, there is always room between the cars.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Get your FREE Baby & Toddler Show ticket!

Get your free ticket to the Sydney Essential Baby & Toddler Show for September 25-27 - register online now.

Win Love Child Season 1 & 2 on DVD

To celebrate the release of Love Child Season 2 on DVD from July 9, Essential Baby and Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment are giving away Love Child Season 1 & 2 on DVD to 13 lucky winners.

10 things I wish my pre-baby self knew

I look back at my pre-baby self and laugh at how ridiculously easy I actually had it. I remember complaining about how tired I was and how little time I had.

Creative ways to store your child's art

Ideas for storing your child's artworks have moved on from sticking them to the fridge door before guiltily dumping them in the bin.

Child abuse ignored because 'it's not your children': Waleed Aly

Waleed Aly takes apart the immigration law that's designed to "protect politicians"

How a newborn niece changed star Australian basketballer's life

In August 2013 star basketball Abby Bishop was 24-years-old and in the prime of her sporting career.

Guilt is my new shadow

No one warned me that when I gave birth there would be an additional side order of guilt.

12 brilliant Ikea hacks for kids’ rooms

Check out these creative upcycling ideas that transform regular Ikea items into something special for your little ones.

Child's nightmare about 'man with a light' turned out to be real

For three days, a three-year-old boy had been saying there was "a man with a light" outside his window at night.

Toilet truths after giving birth

The thought of going to the toilet after giving birth is often feared, but there are ways to make it less painful.

Woman asks strangers for $1 million to stop her having an abortion

An anonymous woman is taking an extreme moral and ethical stand by seeking $1 million in donations to prevent her going ahead with a planned abortion.

How a woman's dying wish made another woman a mum

"I kind of think about, 'What did I do beforehand? What kept me so busy back then?' Because now I'm really busy."

The parenting do-over: what six parents did differently second time around

In playgrounds across Australia, you can hear parents lamenting, "When we have our next baby I swear I won't be doing THAT again".

A solo birth, a wasp swarm and a forest fire: mum and baby's amazing story of survival

Desperate, out of petrol and low on food, a new mother lit a fire in the hope of attracting attention.

Boy found on swing died of hypothermia and dehydration, autopsy finds

The story was chilling and heartbreaking: a three-year-old boy was found dead in a Southern Maryland park, his mother pushing him on the swing.

Child's play and laughter help battle fatigue

Feeling fatigued? Uh-huh, thought as much. Join the queue.

Dad shares entertaining 'how to hold a baby' clip

For many new dads, their own child is the first baby they have ever held. So one dad has posted an instructive YouTube video titled "How to Hold a Baby".

The Australian baby with 100,000 Facebook fans

She may be only eight months old, but Egypt has already amassed more than 100,000 fans and received a letter from royalty - Hollywood royalty that is.

Tongue tie: what you need to know

Tongue and lip tie can lead to many problems for babies - and their parents. Here are the signs of tongue tie and how it's treated.

My daughter is small but that doesn't matter

My daughter may be small, but it's my job as her parent to refocus back where it belongs - on who she is as a person

Wet wipes linked to rise in allergic reactions

The government has issued a health warning after a rise in allergic skin reactions has been linked to a preservative found in some wet wipes.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

27 funny ultrasound pictures

Ultrasounds give you a look at your growing baby ... and sometimes what appears to their womb-buddy, or your bub in an amusing position.

What all parents should know about safe babywearing

A picture of Ryan Reynolds always gets the girls talking, and a recently shared photo has done exactly that - but this time, it's for all the wrong reasons.

Baby's head shape reveals potentially fatal condition

Thinking her baby just had an unusually shaped head, a mother was shocked to discover it was instead linked to a dangerous condition.

Why IVF success rates may not be what you think

Transparency, accountability and responsibilityare essential measures to protect IVF vulnerable patients.

Mother-in-law 'from hell' inspires survival guide

The happily ever after Nicola Milan had imagined wasn't to be – and she blames her mother-in-law.

Owning a pair of nail scissors does not make me a hairdresser

It's been a whole year since sleeping in until 10am. A whole year since having a peaceful shower.

The 83 children who were tragically let down in the last decade

Over a 10-year period, 83 children died from domestic violence abuse in NSW, with three quarters of the victims aged five years or under, the NSW Ombudsman has revealed.

Is it reasonable to expect your partner to give up drinking in pregnancy?

From the moment that I fell pregnant with my son, I realised just how much my life had already started to change.

Stroke victim joins class action against makers of popular contraceptive pill

"I was terrified I would always be this way. The pill needs to come with a much higher warning."

Sexy time

Why you should get excited about scheduling sex

Unfortunately, the belief that sex should always be spontaneous is a myth. It just isn't.

When newborn photoshoots get messy

When it comes to newborn photoshoots, it is all about the timing.

Expert Q&A: Gross motor skill development in toddlers and preschoolers

Dr Katie Heathershaw answers questions about jumping, toe walking, riding a bike and being pigeon toed.

'Samuel is our firstborn, and he will never be forgotten'

Having lost their firstborn at one day old, the Carrolls were overjoyed to welcome their daughter Isobel into the world a year later.

Dad takes miraculous catch while feeding baby

One American father has taken multitasking to a new level at a Cubs-Dodgers baseball game at Wrigley Field.

Name your baby Quinoa, win a $10K gift card

Choosing a name for your little bundle of joy is always a major decision. It can be something traditional, trendy, creative … or inspired by the menu of your favourite chain restaurant.

On the 10th anniversary of my son's death

This day marks a significant day. Today marks 10 years since I lost my son Kai.

'Help - my toddler hits me!'

My toddler has started hitting when he gets frustrated, is feeling ignored, or just thinks it might be fun.

The top 6 misleading parenting terms

From 'morning sickness' to 'the terrible twos', there are many parenting terms that are misleading.

When 'good' nannies go bad

While most nannies take pride in their work, there can be some who have a hidden side.

Woman hospitalised for skinny jeans injury

Beware: skinny jeans might be bad for your health.

Gauze seeding: the bacteria-breeding birth trend

A number of women having caesarean deliveries are now taking steps to give their baby a better 'microbiome' start in life.

Jimmy Fallon writes new children's book for dads

Jimmy Fallon, host of NBC's The Tonight Show, recently wrote a children's book about every father's secret wish for their baby's first word to be "dada" - not "mama".

28 names for babies born in winter

Looking for some baby name inspiration for a bub born during the colder months? Here are 28 options from around the world to consider.

 

FREE TICKET

Get your FREE ticket to the Baby & Toddler Show

Get your free ticket to the Sydney Essential Baby & Toddler Show for September 25-27 - register online now.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.