In the past months, there were several occasions when I found foreign waste in my personal bins. I cannot say, that was my neighbor for sure as I never saw anyone. But the waste type and content made me realize since the very beginning that it must be him.
There are no families with children living close to me, except his, who is nextdoor. In my bin I kept finding dirty diapers, old toys, accessories for children, but also ice-cream or chip packages as well.
At first, I decided to ignore the fact, as I thought it is just occasional. But as time passed it became more and more often, to the point I find something every week.
I have a good relationship with my neighbors and I also love to see his four children and spend time with them. They may not have problems with money, but I also can tell they do not earn much and they are probably watching their savings.
Two years ago their house partially burned. Fortunately nobody got hurt, but they had to find a temporal accomodation. Among the neighborhood, I also offered my help, but they refused. With the help of the insurance, they were able to rebuild their house and move there again approximately a year ago already.
They have had a very stressful time and I understand that. Also, life with few income and a lot of kids is probably exhausting and stressfull.
I completely understand their situation and I am open to help. At the same time, I'd like to ask them to kindly stop using my bins. How should I do that avoiding conflicts? Also accounting to the fact, that although evidences, I am not 100% sure it is their doing...?
More details: In Germany every house has its own bins to use for the family(families) that live there. Every bin is weighted and emptied regularly. They charge you based on your bin's weight. My neighbor has his own bins, but still keeps using mine as well. They are themselves German, so I'm sure they know the bins policy.