That is a pretty accurate scenario, Vix. And I really like your idea of dumping all your crud on them, SPoD.
My collection day is a Wednesday so I am supposed to put my rubbish out in a black bag by 07.00 in the morning. Sod that! I put mine out the night before and sprinkle it with cayenne pepper to keep the cats and foxes out.
Every fortnight, I have to lug my wheelie bin up the steps on to the road so they can collect the recycling. They used to come down the steps to collect it all but that is against H&S regulations or some such crap so I have to take it up. Once I get the surgery on my knee, I won't be able to so I can phone them and pay for them to walk down 6 steps, take the bin up 6 steps, bring it back down 6 steps and then walk back up 6 steps! I think my recycling is going to go unrecycled unless I can persuade one of my dear neighbours (
) to move it for me.
Apart from that, I have to admit that the bin men around here are pretty good. Even after a public holiday, they always collect on a Wednesday and there is never any mess left compared to some areas I have seen.