Bromley Council gives man recycling box with dead spiders inside

News Shopper: Bromley man is given recycling box full of dead spiders Bromley man is given recycling box full of dead spiders

A BROMLEY man got more than he bargained for when he ordered a recycling bin and was given one with dead spiders inside.

James May, 26, was kept waiting for two months after he ordered a recycling bin for his new house in Addison Road in December.

After several phone calls and re-submitting the order, Mr May was rewarded with a recycling bin  complete with cobweb and dried up spiders.

He said: "It was difficult enough getting the bins in the first place, but I didn’t expect they would come with the added bonus of dead things inside.

"I don’t like admitting it but I’m a bit afraid of spiders.

"For ages, around the Christmas period, I just had to put my recycling in black bin bags and I dread to think what my neighbours thought of me, it didn’t give a good impression.

"I understand they want to re-use recycling bins but they could have least have cleaned it out first."

Mr May tweeted a picture of the arachnid-infested bin to the Bromley Council Twitter feed with the hashtag "disgraceful".

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4:02pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Marty1979 says...

Picture actually shows web on the outside by the handle
Picture actually shows web on the outside by the handle Marty1979
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4:07pm Fri 22 Feb 13

the wall says...

OH no. You should get compo!

or just man up ang move on.
OH no. You should get compo! or just man up ang move on. the wall
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5:58pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Gypo.Joe says...

Come on Smiffy where are ya son, this must come under your portfolio, sort it aht boi will yas. ;)
Come on Smiffy where are ya son, this must come under your portfolio, sort it aht boi will yas. ;) Gypo.Joe
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8:45pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Oldchap says...

Marty1979 wrote:
Picture actually shows web on the outside by the handle
Yep - definitely on the outside. From what I can see the inside is quite clean

But surely all he has to do is put papers or bottles & cans into the box, and is he going to clean it out each time is emptied?
[quote][p][bold]Marty1979[/bold] wrote: Picture actually shows web on the outside by the handle[/p][/quote]Yep - definitely on the outside. From what I can see the inside is quite clean But surely all he has to do is put papers or bottles & cans into the box, and is he going to clean it out each time is emptied? Oldchap
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10:43pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Slonik says...

Shock horror! Must have been truly traumatic to find a dead spider or two in that box. lol
What's he going to do when real live spiders from his garden turn up in that box? lol

Anyway, I suggest the reporter learns the meaning of the word 'infested' because that box clearly isn't!
Shock horror! Must have been truly traumatic to find a dead spider or two in that box. lol What's he going to do when real live spiders from his garden turn up in that box? lol Anyway, I suggest the reporter learns the meaning of the word 'infested' because that box clearly isn't! Slonik
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12:18am Sat 23 Feb 13

Gremma says...

Given how much council tax we pay i think the issue at hand is the fact that the condition the bins were received in was unacceptable given the 2 month wait. The condition of the bin was not truly reflected in the photo. It only shows the outside and fails to show the spider infestation that is inside but covered by the recycling.
Given how much council tax we pay i think the issue at hand is the fact that the condition the bins were received in was unacceptable given the 2 month wait. The condition of the bin was not truly reflected in the photo. It only shows the outside and fails to show the spider infestation that is inside but covered by the recycling. Gremma
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9:29am Sat 23 Feb 13

Marty1979 says...

Why has the wait got anything to do with the condition?

I expect the boxes are stored outside -but I see (if Gremma is correct) he managed to put stuff in the box

To clear the little bit of web off the handle all he needed to do is brush it or even pour water over it

Never mind, I expect he can find a lawyer to sue the council for his hurt feelings and distress - expect he can't sleep at nights
Why has the wait got anything to do with the condition? I expect the boxes are stored outside -but I see (if Gremma is correct) he managed to put stuff in the box To clear the little bit of web off the handle all he needed to do is brush it or even pour water over it Never mind, I expect he can find a lawyer to sue the council for his hurt feelings and distress - expect he can't sleep at nights Marty1979
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9:45am Sat 23 Feb 13

glenn_london says...

What a non story! These boxes are not sterile food storage, they are for putting rubbish in..... Nothing else to report on News Shopper?
What a non story! These boxes are not sterile food storage, they are for putting rubbish in..... Nothing else to report on News Shopper? glenn_london
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11:51am Sat 23 Feb 13

Bob Downondiss says...

This story is the greatest example of the NANNY nation we have become.

Jimmy May grow a set FFS and man up. There's no way you are a real Englishman. NO WAY !!
This story is the greatest example of the NANNY nation we have become. Jimmy May grow a set FFS and man up. There's no way you are a real Englishman. NO WAY !! Bob Downondiss
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11:52am Sat 23 Feb 13

madras says...

For the love of god man - try washing it out! And the spiders were dead. And as for the reporting, I am certain the box was not 'full' of spiders.
For the love of god man - try washing it out! And the spiders were dead. And as for the reporting, I am certain the box was not 'full' of spiders. madras
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3:04pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Slonik says...

A bucket of hot soapy water and brush is all that's required FGS! I could understand the problem if the box was full of black widows of something. Some folks really need to wake up and smell the coffee. Govt., whether local or national can't do EVERYTHING for you and the more they do the more it will cost so don't go whining on about how much tax you pay.
A bucket of hot soapy water and brush is all that's required FGS! I could understand the problem if the box was full of black widows of something. Some folks really need to wake up and smell the coffee. Govt., whether local or national can't do EVERYTHING for you and the more they do the more it will cost so don't go whining on about how much tax you pay. Slonik
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3:34pm Sat 23 Feb 13

R_U_Serious says...

Order a salad from Tesco. They contain the perfect means for removing dead spiders...
http://www.mirror.co
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Order a salad from Tesco. They contain the perfect means for removing dead spiders... http://www.mirror.co .uk/news/uk-news/dea d-bird-tesco-salad-b ag-1723058 R_U_Serious
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4:10pm Sat 23 Feb 13

yummymummy_89 says...

O M G

Spiders I wood have just dyed

The counsil could have given him a hart attak

They shood of stererlysed it proper

They could of been poysenus and a baby could of been bitted and dyed
O M G Spiders I wood have just dyed The counsil could have given him a hart attak They shood of stererlysed it proper They could of been poysenus and a baby could of been bitted and dyed yummymummy_89
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5:51pm Sat 23 Feb 13

reasonable75 says...

yummymummy_89 wrote:
O M G Spiders I wood have just dyed The counsil could have given him a hart attak They shood of stererlysed it proper They could of been poysenus and a baby could of been bitted and dyed
I hope your children pay attention at school as obviously you didn't

"bitted" ????
[quote][p][bold]yummymummy_89[/bold] wrote: O M G Spiders I wood have just dyed The counsil could have given him a hart attak They shood of stererlysed it proper They could of been poysenus and a baby could of been bitted and dyed[/p][/quote]I hope your children pay attention at school as obviously you didn't "bitted" ???? reasonable75
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10:07pm Sat 23 Feb 13

treesrgreen says...

Oh blimey, the poor man - he must immediately be rehoused (maybe next to the Dolans, then they can swap fox and spider stories)
Oh blimey, the poor man - he must immediately be rehoused (maybe next to the Dolans, then they can swap fox and spider stories) treesrgreen
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11:09pm Sat 23 Feb 13

gottleofgear says...

has nothing else really happened in the area to make this a worthy story of putting on here? Dear oh dear!!
has nothing else really happened in the area to make this a worthy story of putting on here? Dear oh dear!! gottleofgear
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8:07am Sun 24 Feb 13

Witchkid says...

I suspect that the 'dead' spiders were in fact just shed skins. This happens everywhere, all the time. A bit of kitchen roll to wipe off the debris, job done. Somebody really needs to get a life!
I suspect that the 'dead' spiders were in fact just shed skins. This happens everywhere, all the time. A bit of kitchen roll to wipe off the debris, job done. Somebody really needs to get a life! Witchkid
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10:26am Sun 24 Feb 13

Marty1979 says...

If people who reported these "non stories" just took a minute to think they might realise how daft they make themselves look

An "infestation"???? Consider how large a spider is, for the box to be full there would need to be several thousand. More likely one spider with it's web and shed skin
If people who reported these "non stories" just took a minute to think they might realise how daft they make themselves look An "infestation"???? Consider how large a spider is, for the box to be full there would need to be several thousand. More likely one spider with it's web and shed skin Marty1979
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5:24pm Mon 25 Feb 13

banjo8 says...

This story wasn't even worth webbing. There's enough spun news on the Shoppershite, I mean site anyway!
This story wasn't even worth webbing. There's enough spun news on the Shoppershite, I mean site anyway! banjo8
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6:55pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Muzz3110 says...

People really do have to lighten up on here!

It was my box, my only gripe with the situation is the fact I didn't get my boxes for two months.

This all during the two month period after christmas where all my food waste and rubbish accumulated. It was disgusting and the council should be ashamed quite frankly. I am paying for a service through my council taxes that is inefficient.

So my recycling service isn't the biggest part of where Council Tax goes to I get that too, but it all plays a part.

The fact the box came covered, in spiders is irrelevant.

Also I didn't chase after the News Shopper with my story I just did a harmless tweet with no intention of anything further.
People really do have to lighten up on here! It was my box, my only gripe with the situation is the fact I didn't get my boxes for two months. This all during the two month period after christmas where all my food waste and rubbish accumulated. It was disgusting and the council should be ashamed quite frankly. I am paying for a service through my council taxes that is inefficient. So my recycling service isn't the biggest part of where Council Tax goes to I get that too, but it all plays a part. The fact the box came covered, in spiders is irrelevant. Also I didn't chase after the News Shopper with my story I just did a harmless tweet with no intention of anything further. Muzz3110
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8:06pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Marty1979 says...

"I understand they want to re-use recycling bins but they could have least have cleaned it out first."

Sounds like your gripe was the state of the box

Or did you not say that?
"I understand they want to re-use recycling bins but they could have least have cleaned it out first." Sounds like your gripe was the state of the box Or did you not say that? Marty1979
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8:27pm Mon 25 Feb 13

the wall says...

I just did a harmless tweet - No such thing.
I just did a harmless tweet - No such thing. the wall
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9:30pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Marty1979 says...

It actually appears as a quote from you, so if as you state News Shopper are telling lies then you should make a complaint and demand the article is removed (you might get compensation)
It actually appears as a quote from you, so if as you state News Shopper are telling lies then you should make a complaint and demand the article is removed (you might get compensation) Marty1979
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9:39pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Gypo.Joe says...

Come on Jimmy boi own up, you're frightened of spiders aren't you ?

Come on now you can tell uncle Joe, he wont laugh ( well not much )
Come on Jimmy boi own up, you're frightened of spiders aren't you ? Come on now you can tell uncle Joe, he wont laugh ( well not much ) Gypo.Joe
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8:49am Tue 26 Feb 13

banjo8 says...

I agree, people need to chill out a bit. Sounds like it was just a simple tweet and the newspaper had a bit of fun with it. Its quite a sad indication of the times we live in that someone automatically raises the issue of compensation. Compensation for what? What harm has been done?
I agree, people need to chill out a bit. Sounds like it was just a simple tweet and the newspaper had a bit of fun with it. Its quite a sad indication of the times we live in that someone automatically raises the issue of compensation. Compensation for what? What harm has been done? banjo8
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5:00am Wed 27 Feb 13

GODUPERE2 says...

I am surpirised the council sent this him. They normally send top gear.
I am surpirised the council sent this him. They normally send top gear. GODUPERE2
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7:20am Wed 27 Feb 13

reasonable75 says...

Gypo.Joe wrote:
Come on Jimmy boi own up, you're frightened of spiders aren't you ?

Come on now you can tell uncle Joe, he wont laugh ( well not much )
Come on Joe, read the article ""I don’t like admitting it but I’m a bit afraid of spiders."

Which is probably why there's no photo of him (with folded arms)

Wimp
[quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: Come on Jimmy boi own up, you're frightened of spiders aren't you ? Come on now you can tell uncle Joe, he wont laugh ( well not much )[/p][/quote]Come on Joe, read the article ""I don’t like admitting it but I’m a bit afraid of spiders." Which is probably why there's no photo of him (with folded arms) Wimp reasonable75
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10:49am Wed 27 Feb 13

Gypo.Joe says...

reasonable75 wrote:
Gypo.Joe wrote:
Come on Jimmy boi own up, you're frightened of spiders aren't you ?

Come on now you can tell uncle Joe, he wont laugh ( well not much )
Come on Joe, read the article ""I don’t like admitting it but I’m a bit afraid of spiders."

Which is probably why there's no photo of him (with folded arms)

Wimp
Note how Smiffy aint taken any responsibility either reasonable75. One has to ask does he suffer from arachnophobia too.

The plot thickens.
[quote][p][bold]reasonable75[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: Come on Jimmy boi own up, you're frightened of spiders aren't you ? Come on now you can tell uncle Joe, he wont laugh ( well not much )[/p][/quote]Come on Joe, read the article ""I don’t like admitting it but I’m a bit afraid of spiders." Which is probably why there's no photo of him (with folded arms) Wimp[/p][/quote]Note how Smiffy aint taken any responsibility either reasonable75. One has to ask does he suffer from arachnophobia too. The plot thickens. Gypo.Joe
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12:40pm Wed 27 Feb 13

banjo8 says...

The plot thickens? Careful it might become a web of deceit!
The plot thickens? Careful it might become a web of deceit! banjo8
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1:09pm Wed 27 Feb 13

BeckenhamCloud9 says...

What a tangled web we weave?
What a tangled web we weave? BeckenhamCloud9
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12:11am Thu 28 Feb 13

Gremma says...

The newshopper actually approached mr.may after he sent a cheeky tweet to bromley council about the bins. If you were a new tennant and waited over two months for a recycling box then im sure you wouldnt be happy also. The fact it was recieved in that state only adds to the unprofessional way bromley council have conducted themselves. These sacrastic comments are really missing the point.
The newshopper actually approached mr.may after he sent a cheeky tweet to bromley council about the bins. If you were a new tennant and waited over two months for a recycling box then im sure you wouldnt be happy also. The fact it was recieved in that state only adds to the unprofessional way bromley council have conducted themselves. These sacrastic comments are really missing the point. Gremma
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7:41am Thu 28 Feb 13

reasonable75 says...

But he has made more of the web (grossly exaggerated ) than the time the box took to arrive
But he has made more of the web (grossly exaggerated ) than the time the box took to arrive reasonable75
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8:52am Thu 28 Feb 13

banjo8 says...

Ah come on, it's just newpapers making it into more of a story. He probably did go on more about the time it took to arrive than the web but newspapers want a good story - not to mention that the spider's web gives them a picture to go with it.
Ah come on, it's just newpapers making it into more of a story. He probably did go on more about the time it took to arrive than the web but newspapers want a good story - not to mention that the spider's web gives them a picture to go with it. banjo8
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11:34am Thu 28 Feb 13

the wall says...

My newly acquired spidey senses tell met, this is what happens when you broadcast every little boring detail of your life on social media.


Technology is progressing faster than some in society can develop the maturity to use it.
My newly acquired spidey senses tell met, this is what happens when you broadcast every little boring detail of your life on social media. Technology is progressing faster than some in society can develop the maturity to use it. the wall
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7:16pm Thu 28 Feb 13

banjo8 says...

A fair point well made. All sorts of young people, and older ones who should know better, publish all sorts of intimate details about themselves that will be on the internet in perpetuity. Publish in haste, repent at their leisure. Chicken kiev for tea by the way...
A fair point well made. All sorts of young people, and older ones who should know better, publish all sorts of intimate details about themselves that will be on the internet in perpetuity. Publish in haste, repent at their leisure. Chicken kiev for tea by the way... banjo8
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9:42am Fri 1 Mar 13

the wall says...

banjo8 wrote:
A fair point well made. All sorts of young people, and older ones who should know better, publish all sorts of intimate details about themselves that will be on the internet in perpetuity. Publish in haste, repent at their leisure. Chicken kiev for tea by the way...
the wall likes this.
[quote][p][bold]banjo8[/bold] wrote: A fair point well made. All sorts of young people, and older ones who should know better, publish all sorts of intimate details about themselves that will be on the internet in perpetuity. Publish in haste, repent at their leisure. Chicken kiev for tea by the way...[/p][/quote]the wall likes this. the wall
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10:47am Fri 1 Mar 13

Gypo.Joe says...

banjo8 wrote:
A fair point well made. All sorts of young people, and older ones who should know better, publish all sorts of intimate details about themselves that will be on the internet in perpetuity. Publish in haste, repent at their leisure. Chicken kiev for tea by the way...
Reminds me of our couple of BNP trolls who posted so much info up a few years back and were outed by Tom.

ROFLMAO

Right off for a pony.
[quote][p][bold]banjo8[/bold] wrote: A fair point well made. All sorts of young people, and older ones who should know better, publish all sorts of intimate details about themselves that will be on the internet in perpetuity. Publish in haste, repent at their leisure. Chicken kiev for tea by the way...[/p][/quote]Reminds me of our couple of BNP trolls who posted so much info up a few years back and were outed by Tom. ROFLMAO Right off for a pony. Gypo.Joe
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