Council workers pick up what’s left after street raiders came calling.
Council workers pick up what’s left after street raiders came calling.

OPINION: Kerbside collection day delivers nosey visitors

WHEN you live in a quiet street it always sparks your attention when you suddenly start seeing cars driving past your home doing 20kph.

That's how it was on the Sunday and the reasoning behind it was simple.

It was the weekend before my area's kerbside collection.

The passing parade only had eyes for what was on the kerb and some took a personal interest, stopping, inspecting and leaving with an item that had taken their fancy.

Now I do know that it was put out as rubbish, but the rubble raiding did annoy me a little.

Just why, I don't really know, I suppose I was thinking that I'd thrown out something of value.

As a hoarder of epic proportions my whinge to my wife about the street pickers didn't draw any favourable comments.

She just told me that I could have filled up the council truck if I was honest about all the rubbish I had stored away "just in case".

Fortunately my small pile didn't end up spread out across the front lawn, but I am told in other areas that's exactly what happened.

My wife would like to say thanks to the council for the invitation to throw out some of my rubbish.

She now wants to know if we could have a pickup once a month and if they could time it for a time when I will be away.

 



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