“Maggie! There’s a guy out there rummaging through the skip, picking up log-burner sized pieces of wood and sticking them in the pushchair with his kid.”
“Maggie! A cyclist just pulled up by the side of the skip, grabbed a bit of plastic piping and rode off!”
“Maggie! There’s an interesting metal pole sticking out the skip. Do you think we could use it for anything?”
“Maggie! You know those 2 broken wheelbarrows the lads up the road threw in the skip? Both of them vanished within 20 minutes!”
“Maggie! That guy with the pushchair is back. He’s got a saw with him this time!”
“Maggie! One of those two suitcases I threw in the skip last night has gone already...”
Since giving up my study so Rogan could have his own room, I've more or less taken up permanent residence in one corner of Maggie's studio, near the window. Being at street level, this gives me a first class view of the skip that's been sitting outside next door's house for a week or 2 now (See There are some things you cannot ignore).
And one of the major things I’ve noticed, is despite the fact people keep dumping things in it, it never overflows.
In these ecologically sensitive times, when recycling is much higher on the agenda, all they need to do is put empty skips at strategically placed points on various streets in every town. Within minutes people would start filling them up while others would be busy emptying them.
UPDATE - Tuesday morning
"Maggie! The broken plastic garden chair with only 3 legs has gone!"
FURTHER UPDATE - Tuesday afternoon
"Maggie! Someone's taken the skips..."