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Bromley Council gives man recycling box with dead spiders inside
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".