SOMEONE rang the 999 emergency line...because their neighbour had put some rubbish in your bin instead.

West Yorkshire Police's Contact Management Centre shared details of the call to highlight the importance of using 999 for emergency calls only.

The team often tweets some of the more unusual phone calls they receive from the general public.

The force receives 120 inappropriate calls each day, adding one is too many, as part of its #Not999 campaign.

And this one was no exception.

The team said: " You can't ring 999 to complain your neighbour is putting rubbish in your bin #Not999.”

Recently, the contact centre revealed someone called 999 to ask them to book some driving lessons for them.

Other examples included a call from someone asking if their bank was open and a dispute over paying a window cleaner.