Mum divides Australia after confessing to rubbish bin act - so is it illegal or just frowned upon?

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An Australian mum has confessed that she fills her neighbour's bins on garbage collection night when she does not have enough space in her own.

Brooke Bliss said that her red bins fill up rapidly because of the diapers and everyday waste that has accumulated from her family of five.

When it's bin night, she discreetly puts her trash in her neighbours' bins, which are placed outside for collection.

Aussie mum Brooke Bliss has confessed that she fills her neighbour's bins on garbage collection night when she does not have enough space in her own.

Aussie mum Brooke Bliss has confessed that she fills her neighbour's bins on garbage collection night when she does not have enough space in her own.

'I wait until the dark of night, and I put some bin bags in other neighbours' bins,' she said in a video posted to social media.

Ms Bliss told Yahoo her 'lovely' neighbours didn't mind her placing her excess rubbish in their bins, but she knows that may not be true for everyone.

'I mean, if your neighbours aren't letting you do that even if they have room in their bin, you then have the rubbish lying around your property because you have nowhere else to put it,' she said.

She asked if it was illegal or just lousy bin etiquette.

One Aussie said while the bin act was 'not illegal', it was definitely 'frowned upon'.

'Everyone has cameras now, be careful,' they said.

'I don't think it's a problem do (sic) long as it's bagged and not smelly,' a second added.

'Be friendly with your neighbours and ask if you can,' a third said.

'I do this every week!' another viewer confessed.

A Port Macquarie Hastings Council spokesperson told Yahoo it 'discourages' the practice without prior agreement between neighbours

A Port Macquarie Hastings Council spokesperson told Yahoo it 'discourages' the practice without prior agreement between neighbours

'Thank goodness in Vic we have general waste collected weekly, and I still run out at 9pm in the dressing gown dumping my rubbish.'

'We ask neighbours, they ask us … not if we can but if there is room. Gotta help each other out. If they have space I say why not,' a fifth said.

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'I totally do it,' another wrote. 'Once it's on the kerb it's fair game.'

A Port Macquarie Hastings Council spokesperson told Yahoo it 'discourages' the practice without prior agreement between neighbours.

'Some residents have neighbourly arrangements to use each other's bins, which is up to residents to agree on,' they said.

'Unless there is an arrangement in place, council discourages this activity.

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