'Council workers slapped a roofer with a £300 fine for keeping snack wrappers in his work van because he doesn’t have a licence to carry waste.
Stewart Gosling, 43, kept the stash of empty crisp packets and water bottles in a plastic commercial waste bag in the back of his white van.
But when he was pulled over by council workers carrying out spot checks, they told him he was breaking the law for carrying the rubbish without permission.
He has tried to appeal the fine but has been told he will end up in court if he doesn’t pay the penalty issued at the roadside.
Stewart said: 'It’s so infuriating. The working-class man gets penalised for going to work basically.
'I’ve not fly-tipped. I’ve not left it in someone’s garden. It’s frustrated the hell out of me.
'There was just a bag of rubbish, bottles, crisp packets, newspapers and sandwich wrappers.
'What gets me is the lack of common sense. It’s a lot of money for one bag of rubbish.'
The roofing contractor was driving through Chingford in North East London when he was pulled over by Waltham Forest Council workers.
They searched his vehicle before asking him if he had a waste carriers’ licence - required by any business that transports commercial refuse.'
Read more: 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
Did you like this article?
Thank you for your vote!
18 July 2019
Young drivers will be banned from the roads at night and have the number of passengers they can carry limited under new motoring safety plans
21 June 2019
Grandmother, 81, gets an Asbo for wearing a bikini in her garden as it emerges town hall bosses are handing out more than 100 new orders every week for 'offences' such as having an overgrown garden or a run-down shed
17 June 2019
The Estonian government has an AI which will tell you when to see the doctor, when to exercise and even what job to do
16 May 2019
As council busybodies ban the WI's cakes from a local hospice, top food writer Joanna Blythman asks: Is this the silliest slice of elf 'n' safety madness ever?
From our advertisers
They're After Your Kids and They'll Get Them If You Don't Wake Up - FAST - David Icke Dot Connector Videocast
13 hours ago
Google 'DOES blacklist sites, has targeted conservative news sites and changes its algorithms to favor big businesses,' claims new report - despite the tech giant's denials
From our advertisers