A restaurant in Southall has been fined heavily after pleading guilty to fly-tipping.
Following action by Ealing Council, Shabeelle Ltd, the company which owns Shabeelle restaurant in Featherstone Road, pleaded guilty to seven offences of fly-tipping at Ealing Magistrates' Court on December 4.
Shabeelle Ltd was fined £150 for each offence, a £20 victim surcharge, and ordered to pay costs of £800.82, a total of£1,870.82. A member of staff was caught on CCTV leaving more than 30 bags of rubbish on the pavement outside the premises between April 21 and 27.
The staff member has now been dismissed and the restaurant has bought refuse bags from the council, the court heard.
In a separate case heard at Ealing Magistrates' Court on the same day, Warsame Jaamac, owner of Shine Café in Dudley Road, Southall, pleaded guilty after failing to comply with a notice served for him to supply information about the disposal of his business waste.
Jaamac was fined £300, ordered to pay a £30 victim surcharge and the council’s £424.31 costs, making a total of £754.31.
Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, Ealing Council’s cabinet member for transport and environment, said: “Let this be a clear, unequivocal message to those who choose to ignore the law. Fly-tipping is illegal and unwelcome, and will not be tolerated in our borough. Each bag of illegally dumped rubbish costs the council a lot of money to collect and there are no excuses for this type of behaviour.
“We are committed to making Ealing a clean place for all our residents. The council readily provides businesses with accessible information and advice on how to properly dispose of their waste.”
Residents can report anti-social acts, including fly-tipping, online on the council’s website: www.ealingcouncil.gov.uk/reportit .