Monday, July 28, 2014

Compost Tumbler Stolen From Reader's Yard

Photo from the Craigslist post

A reader writes in regarding a nice compost tumbler stolen out of his yard:

I read your blog regularly, and thought I would see if you could help.  I live on 4th St NE, and had a sweet compost tumbler bin stolen from my yard today.  Since your readers are in this area, I didn't know if this would warrant a post, but if it would, I put up a craigslist ad asking for people to keep an eye out.

It was taken sometime today from the alley between 4th & 5th St at L/M.  It's large enough that it was probably in a pickup, so maybe someone noticed something.

I realize this may not fit the profile of articles that you would normally post, but if it does, people can contact me through the CL ad.


Anonymous said...

if it isn't locked up or locked down, it's free in this neighborhood, unfortunately.

inked said...

I think that might actually be a marketing photo, so I don't know whether it was locked up/down.

Anonymous said...

Maybe someone didn't want you composting behind their house.

Compost-less said...

It is a marketing photo (I never had a reason to take a picture of it), but unfortunately it wasn't locked down. I don't think it was a neighbor, it didn't smell at all and it wasn't infringing on anyone's space.

It sucks that not even a compost bin is safe.

Gwalchmei said...

Clearly the alchemial vessel was rightfully behind the squire's house and some nefarious figure has absconded with it. We ought to all take up arms (or at least emails and tweets) to see that the scoundrel is brought to justice and this vessel restored to its rightful owner.

Anonymous said...

Maybe somebody thought it was a smoker?

Anonymous said...

Was it stolen from the alley or the yard? If it was in the alley for an extended period, the city may have removed it.

Anonymous said...

Was it made of metal? Cus there are people that regularly cruise the alleys looking for scrap.

inked said...

It was taken from the yard. That's just the alley the yard backs up onto.

Anonymous said...

sorry to hear your composter got taken. last year someone was going into my composter in the alley and taking out the raw material in the compost each week (not the good soil, just the food scraps / yard debris put in there). maybe they finally had stolen enough raw material that they decided time to get a composter too. sometime people are truly amazing.

pat said...

I'm guessing it's the metal guys.

They will come into your yard and take anything
of metal they can steal and salvage.

inked said...

I have left out plenty of stuff for the metal guys over the years, and I've never had them try to go into my yard for anything (even when I had no fence). I don't feel like the metal guys in my alley ever try to steal anything.

pat said...

well if you can find my sink and my fuel pump, then, you are a better person then i am.
Plus 38 feet of black iron pipe. 1"

My neighbor saw them grab my fuel pump.
Knows where they live.

inked said...

Weird. Maybe it's different guys. I'm glad mine seem less aggressive.