We live in a crappy old apartment building and some of the residents a few doors down have a huge collection of stuff outside their door, old furniture and other assorted junk. Anyway, we've been doing a big clean and we threw out a few bags of old clothes and other household items yesterday into the building's shared rubbish bins (in sealed plastic bags), only to find it all now added to their collection.
It's really creepy! And disgusting! And I'm a bit freaked out that there were some documents and letters in there, nothing highly sensitive but old centrelink and super paperwork.
But they're not doing legally wrong so we can't really complain to anyone. And these aren't the sort of people you'd want to just approach for a friendly chat.
So… what would you do? We're tempted to go and scoop it all back up again and throw it out again elsewhere but don't want them to see us. Should we sabotage all our future rubbish with extra grossness to discourage them rifling through it?
Extra embarrassing TMI detail - one of the things I threw out was some old "marital aids" I found in a bedroom cupboard that hadn't been used in ages. So creepy strangers would have found those EEWWWWW!!