Shop receives hefty fine for fly-tipping

A shop in Southall has been ordered to pay £1,722 for repeatedly dumping rubbish illegally.

Shop fined for fly-tipping

An investigation by Ealing Council revealed staff from Khalsa Super Store Ltd, 10-12 South Road, Southall, had fly-tipped waste on the pavement outside the shop on seven separate occasions in the summer. The incidents were caught on CCTV camera. The case was heard at Ealing Magistrates Court on Friday, 11 November 2011 and because the defendant did not attend the case was proved in absence.

The business had previously bought pre-paid, commercial waste sacks from Ealing Council. They had also received comprehensive advice and information on their commercial waste responsibilities.

The business owners were fined £700 for the offences and ordered to pay £1007.21 costs with a victim surcharge of £15, totalling £1,722.21.

Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for Transport and Environment, said: “Yet another good result from the Envirocrime and Legal teams. We are committed to keeping our borough as clean as possible and this sort of behaviour will not be tolerated. Fly-tipping can be reported 24-hours day, 7-days a week using our Grimebusters hotline. Just pick up the phone and dial 020 8825 8825. Council staff will continue to investigate and take action against anyone who breaks the law.”