Fly-tippers fined for dumping in street

A company that owns a café in West Ealing has received a substantial fine after dumping rubbish illegally.

Staff flytipping waste outside Ealing restaurant

On Thursday, 20 January at Ealing Magistrates Court, Click and Dial Limited trading as Costica Cafe, 3 Chignell Place were fined £1000 in their absence. In addition the company was ordered to pay £621.25 costs and a £15 victim surcharge after staff were caught repeatedly fly-tipping bags of waste in October 2010.

On the same day at Ealing Magistrates Court, a Mexican restaurant in Ealing was fined £350 for similar offences. Mr Kevin Ohanian the owner of Chico Mexico at 41 Bond Street, pleaded guilty and was fined £350 with £500 costs and a £15 victim surcharge after his staff dumped black bags of rubbish on the street in September 2010.

Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for Transport and Environment, said: “We want to show all businesses that they must play their part in keeping Ealing clean and support those who go to the trouble of sticking to the rules. Businesses are responsible for their waste and for the action of their staff. Fly-tipping will not be tolerated in our borough and I would urge anyone who witnesses it to report it to Grimebusters, our 24-hour hotline. We will also continue to do everything we can to see that those responsible are made to pay the price.”

You can report incidents of graffiti, fly-tipping and emergency cleansing by calling Grimebusters on 020 8825 8825.