Fly-tipping businesses fined for rubbish disposal

Two fly-tippers have been ordered to pay up for their crimes following action by Ealing Council.

At Acton Magistrates Court on 9 December 2010, Shakib Ahmad, former owner of Hanwell Kebab, was found guilty of illegally dumping rubbish in black bags and not using the correct business waste sacks on five occasions. He was ordered to pay £100 for each offence and £500 towards costs, plus a victim surcharge of £15 – a total of £1015.

On the same day at Ealing Magistrates Court, Mr Naran Mepani, owner of Greenford Chemist on Greenford Avenue, pleaded guilty to failing in his duty of care to dispose of waste. A member of staff was caught, on seven different occasions, dumping box loads of cardboard near the front of the shop in the summer. He was fined £1400 and ordered to pay costs of  £736.14, plus a victim surcharge of £15 – making a total of  £2,151.14.

Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for Transport and Environment, said: “We are committed to making Ealing a clean place for all our residents. Let this be a clear, unequivocal message, it doesn’t matter if it is black sacks or cardboard – fly-typping will not be tolerated and we will take action against those who choose to ignore the law. Fly-tipping can now be reported 24-hours day, 7-days a week using our Grimebusters hotline. Just pick up the phone and dial 020 8825 8825.”