A company that owned a takeaway in West Ealing has been ordered to pay £2,600 for repeated fly-tipping offences.
Mr Abul Azad Haque, the former director of a company called Exxpress Ltd that owned Spicy King, 10 Castle Hill Parade, West Ealing pleaded guilty at Ealing Magistrates Court on 3 February 2011. The company was charged with failing in its duty of care after staff dumped bags of waste in front of the shop on five different occasions. The offences all happened at night in April and May last year.
The company must now pay a £750 fine for the offences and £1,850.49 towards costs – giving a total of £2,600.49.
Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for Transport and Environment, said: “This company has shown a disregard for the laws about proper waste disposal, as well as for other businesses who pay to dispose of their waste in the right way. It is easy for a business to sign up to our waste collection service, or they can employ a private contractor. It cannot be one rule for one business and another for everyone else.”
The business has since been taken over by another owner.