A TAKEAWAY in Southall was fined after staff were filmed dumping trolley-loads of rubbish sacks on the pavement.
Mohammed Aslam, director of Shahi Nan Kabab Limited, which runs the Shahi Nan Buffet on Southall High Street, admitted eight offences of failing to prevent staff flytipping waste on the footpath at Ealing Magistrates’ Court on Thursday last week.
The council’s envirocrime team brought the business to court after it ignored warnings not to dump waste illegally.
Over the course of eight nights in November 2012, CCTV cameras recorded a man working at the takeaway who pushed a trolley full of rubbish bags along the high street before dumping them.
The company was fined £100 for each of the eight offences and ordered to pay Ealing Council’s costs of £706 along with a victim surcharge of £15 making a total of £1,521.
Ealing Council Cabinet member for environment and transport Bassam Mahfouz said: “We are cracking down on fly-tipping by businesses, particularly in this area and have already warned several traders.
“I hope this case serves as a warning to businesses that they risk being taken to court and a costly fine if they ignore such warnings.”
Fly-tipping can be reported on Ealing’s 24-hour Grimebusters hotline on 020 8825 8825 or via the website www.ealing.gov.uk/reportit.