A striking call to the central station: a Brussels resident is looking for his kidnapped garbage can. The container “feels so much emotion from the waste that it cries plastic,” according to the appeal. Net Brussels recommends always personalizing garbage cans that are placed outside.
“My garbage can was kidnapped at 5.43 am on Thursday by two people dressed in green. It changes color and shape depending on its mood and is extremely sensitive,” it sounds playful.
It is probably a joke: at the bottom of the message, the writer asks to send a photo if found to ‘droledesensible’, the Instagram account of a comedian.
Comical or not: disappeared garbage cans are not an unknown phenomenon at Net Brussels. “There are indeed cases of stolen bins, especially when the orange bins were introduced into which to put the orange bags,” says spokesman Adel Lassouli.
Garbage bags must not be stored in garbage containers everywhere. This mainly happens in the municipalities of Watermael-Bosvoorde, Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe and Sint-Pieters-Woluwe, where foxes can sometimes sniff in garbage bags, says Lassouli.
“We recommend personalizing the bins and writing your house number on them, for example. We find that this discourages them from being stolen,” said the spokesperson, who also recommends filing a complaint with the police if a bin is stolen is becoming.
This article is originally published on bruzz.be