We get our bins emptied every other Monday.
They were emptied last week and they'll be emptied next week... this week is a week they won't come around.
Our bin wasn't taken if the lid wasn't totally closed on it... even a 1cm raised lid and it wasn't emptied. Number 3's lid is at least 30cm up and we've still got a week to go!
It'll be interesting to see what happens this week! They can't, physically, put any more rubbish in their bin!
~Edited to change the house number from 5 to 3~