...and took a box with 2 bin bags and 2 carrier bags inside. This time though, the bin man said they "shouldn't really do it" which is the first I knew of it - the usual bin man doesn't usually have a problem with the extra bags so maybe it was the box that today's man had a problem with? :-(
Our bins are only emptied every fortnight and I've emailed the council about getting an additional bin and it was on the bottom of the standard email they sent me that asked how many additional bags there were every fortnight without any prompting from me!
If the bins were emptied every week, instead of every 2 weeks, then we wouldn't need to give them the extra bags at all!