Bike shop owner Mark Howard prides himself on running a green business with virtually no trash. It is a bit too green for English authorities, who hit him with a citation. The reason? Not enough trash.
Howard was given a £180 fine because officers simply do not believe that anyone is that efficient.
What is amazing is the trash contractor wrote Howard to demand to know why he is not buying their trash bags and paying for their services at Sutton Road Cycles. When the green bike man said he had no trash, the garbage men cried “Rubbish!”
Simon Crowther, the group manager for waste, insists that this is only appropriate and that the duty is on the owner to show how they dispose of their waste. Otherwise, if you waste not, we want you not.
Below is the prior felon found to be hoarding his trash on Sutton Road:
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