February 17, 2010 at 6:44 am #453917
Great score Gianna.:tup:
My next door neighbours have a perfectly good mountain bike sitting out the front waiting to be collected by anyone that wants it.February 17, 2010 at 6:47 am #453918
I just picked up an intact worm farm from the roadside! One of those round, multi-teared ones. We already have one but have long been planning a separate one for dog poop, so are very happy to have found a free one!
-mrsxtroFebruary 17, 2010 at 6:59 am #453919
When I moved to Brissy, I had nothing, just suitcases, and empty house and empty pockets. That VERY week, unbeknownst to me, there was a council cleanup. I got 3 beds, an outdoor table and chairs, a wardrobe, a kids bike for my son, a futon mattress-that passed for a couch for a while, and a set of *xxxx*o drums. I had actually heard the clattering of neighbours dragging things outside while I was inside wondering what I was going to do! That’s providence for you. 🙂February 17, 2010 at 7:01 am #453920
hehe, the type of drums was bleeped out! Its the type that go on your lap, with two small drums, one slightly bigger than the other, popular in carribean music. How funny!February 17, 2010 at 7:17 am #453921
I have no complaint with people putting good things on the nature strip with a sign on them for their neighbours to help themselves. If you don’t need it anymore, but don’t want to sell it, then it’s nice for one of your neighbours to have it if they have a use for it. I’ve done it myself. :shy:
I think it’s awful when people put out really good stuff for hard rubbish collection though. I don’t know how it works in different areas but over here, the council do the first pick-up looking for metal and whatever else they consider valuable. The next round they do, they chuck everything in the truck and CRUSH it, to go into landfill. :p Even worse is the fact that Council tell residents that taking hard rubbish is theft. :p
My lovely doohicky which is either a very large doily or a small tablecloth, would have come from the Op Shop not long ago for the price of $1. 😆February 17, 2010 at 7:25 am #453922
I scored really well today too. I won 2 Lots’o’Lemons trees in a competition run by our local paper.:tup: At $35 each I was pretty pleased with my win.:DFebruary 17, 2010 at 7:29 am #453923
Good one Michelle :clap:February 17, 2010 at 7:40 am #453924
What a good find :clap: we always put our not needed goods on the verge with a sigh free and it alway goes in hours. I resent the rubish tips charging for what we take in for recicling. sometimes the prices are reasonalbe other times outragers, depends who is on duty. this way we hope everythng goes to good homes. we in turn have rehoused other peoples discards with great pleasure. saving money and our planet :metal:February 17, 2010 at 9:13 am #453925
What a wonderful find. :clap::clap: :metal:
I am now wishing for wooden table and chairs please but I really would like a rectangular small table so it can double up as a cutting table for my sewing. :tup:
That’s not too much to ask is it? :shy: :shy:
:hug::hug::hug:February 17, 2010 at 9:36 am #453926
That’s not too much to ask is it?
Not at all Bobbee, not at all. Hope it manifests for you. :hug:February 17, 2010 at 10:51 am #453927
hehe, the type of drums was bleeped out! Its the type that go on your lap, with two small drums, one slightly bigger than the other, popular in carribean music. How funny!
Hmmm… I’ve had the same problems with recipes that contain shitake mushrooms…you know the tasty brown ones used in asian cooking?February 17, 2010 at 10:52 am #453928
Hey it didn’t censor it here! 🙂February 17, 2010 at 12:25 pm #453929
B o n g o drums. 😆February 17, 2010 at 8:28 pm #453930
Our local council dosnt do a curbside pick up, once every two years they stick a couple of tip vouchers on the bin and we have to take our rubbish to the tip ourselves. Its pretty neat because it works out to four trailer loads for us (we have two properties), but it does mean that there is nothing ever on the side of the road.
When I was living in Brisbane I saw a guy going around at pick up time stripping the wires out of perfectly good electrical items and leaving the rest for the council. Great money maker for him but no good for anyone wanting to get an old tv or washing machine. The house I saw him outside of had put a note on a tv saying that it still worked, didnt by the time he had finished with it.February 17, 2010 at 8:30 pm #453931
Our council don’t do hard rubbish. I think they are too worried about being sued if someone trips over it. A pity as so much stuff gets recycled out of them. The last one near my sisters she grabbed two girls bikes and some other toys for her littles that someone elses kids had grown out of.
I recently rescued from my SILs dumpster when she was moving house a chest of drawers, cute dog boot scraper for Mum, a pump for my tank, a air hockey table, Foozball table, a working G3 apple computer, two trunks for storage and to my DHs delight a pinball machine. A lot of these only required the most minor repairs or a lick of paint. DH is just trying to work out how to reset the computer and then it will be given to someone who needs one.
I’m telling my friends we are now the arcade house. I would never bother buying this stuff expect for the drawers which my son really needed. But my kids are having a ball and when they are sick of it it will be given away or sold. My DHs mate who went to help was delighted he picked up a perfectly good TV.
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