Bin etiquette is the moral dilemma that neighbor relationships can turn into waste.
Social media has become confused about whether it's ever good to dump your rubbish in the rubbish bin of the neighbors if yours is too full.
It comes after New Zealand evening radio station Marcus Lush led to a divided answer when he asked Newstalk ZB listeners earlier this week.
& # 39; I know my neighbors. I think they are nice. I would like to ask them first, I think, & # 39; said listener John.
Dump your garbage into the neighbor's bin if you are too full (stock image)
& # 39; If my neighbors knew I was putting my garbage in their trash, they would not like it – I would have them put their stuff in mine, but I only talked to them first.
Another caller believes that if the trash is collected, it is a fair game.
You can be prosecuted if you are caught at the Solid Waste Bylaw 2012 of the Auckland Council.
& # 39; The trash is the owner's responsibility, but the municipality owns the trash & # 39 ;, said general director Terry Coe of Auckland Council, the NZ Herald.
& # 39; If you are concerned that someone is illegally in your trash, we encourage you to contact us immediately so that our waste team can investigate it. & # 39;
New Zealand radio host Marcus Lush led to a divided answer when he asked the question about the etiquette of neighbors' lovers earlier this week
Social media have been confused about the moral dilemma
The subject has given rise to division in not only New Zealand, but also Australia, where it seems that you can not be prosecuted because you just put your garbage in someone else's garbage can.
I've always understood that our garbage cans are the property of our councils – and when the trash cans are ready to be picked up, they're on city grounds … so when your bin is ready to be collected, it's free for everyone? & # 39; an Australian woman commented.
& # 39; No, it is not right. We pay for our trash. For our nonsense. Buy your own baking space. And we keep putting waste in it until it goes. Do not enter my place, & # 39; a woman answered.
Another added: & # 39; We have a good relationship with our neighbor. We use her trash and sometimes she uses ours. Anyone who goes out after it is emptied would return both containers. It really depends on how you really treat your neighbor. & # 39;
The Brimbank Council in the west of Melbourne received 79 complaints in 2015, the Brimbank leader reported after a resident had publicly complained about the problem.
The council said it was difficult to identify someone who used the bins of other people and that it preferred an educational approach rather than enforcement.