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Council fines roofer £300 for having empty crisp packets and sandwich wrappers in his van - because he doesn't have a licence to carry rubbish.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6018779/Roofer-fined-300-having-crisp-packets-sandwich-wrappers-work-van.html

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  • PRO

    Is there more to this story than meets the eye?

  • PRO

    I'd read it was a bag 2ft high stuffed to the gills and in a building related bag. Perhaps a used materials bag? It says in the article a commercial waste bag - whats that?

    It appears to be over the top. However, why wouldn't a roofer have a licence? Surely they would need to remove some rubbish from site at some point? Even if its just a couple of tiles or some 2x4, they need a licence.

    • PRO

      I doubt every roofer needs a license. 

      All those that work on sites and move where the work is won’t as all waste will go into on site skips.

      even your couple of tiles or bits of 2 by 4 could be claimed as materials not waste

  • PRO

    This is the Daily Mail so I wouldn't even give it the time of day.  Just an exercise in sensationalism I would imagine and far from the actual truth.  Awful paper.

  • PRO

    Which paper would you prefer - it's in lots!

    • PRO

      You're right, it is.  My immediate reaction was about the Mail given it's such a nasty rag.  However there must be more to it than the headline - perhaps it was the 'professional waste' bag but I don't know what that is!  Also surprising he didn't have a licence as you say.

      • Love it........even though the item was in other papers, the Mail still gets a double bashing!! 

  • PRO

     However you look at it it's ridiculous. You dont need a waste carrier licence to carry the rubbish from your lunch! It's obviously not commercial waste and the poor bloke has been treated really badly. 

    I  only have a lower tier licence so would also have been fined by these idiots for having my litter in the van rather than chucking it out the window.

  • PRO

     It's easy to fabricate a photo after the event. 

    I can't believe that the bag in the photo is full just with lunch waste (how many leave a week's worth in their van?). 

    If you carry waste then get a license. It's chepaer than the fine!

    • PRO

      Not sure Phil , Would someone be daft enough to go public with fabricated photographic evidence knowing the council has photographic evidence which differs and backs up their case ?  

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