The local resident dialed the emergency number on Sunday afternoon to ask about bin collection times in St Helier during the forthcoming bank holidays.
In a statement on their Facebook page, the States police said: ‘We would politely like to remind people to only use 999 for a life-threatening emergency. In all other cases please use 612612.
‘If you use 999 for non-emergency queries you risk stopping someone contacting us in a real emergency.’
The post received an angry reaction, with several people saying the individual should be charged with wasting police time.
Five other inappropriate 999 calls:
- An Islander dialled 999 to report that he had lost TV reception during the digital switchover.
- Another phoned to complain about traffic levels in town.
- A woman called to ask why there had been a power cut.
- A man phoned to report that he had been refused entry into a nightclub.
- And one would-be reveller phoned to say he needed a lift into town as he couldnt afford a taxi.