Pound Shop Pays the Price for Fly-tipping

The owner of a Southall pound shop has been ordered to pay £1,015 after his staff were caught fly-tipping.

Southall flytipping fine CCTV

Mr Ajit Singh, the owner of One Pound Store at 42 South Road, Southall, appeared at Ealing Magistrates Court on Thursday, 15 December 2011, and pleaded guilty to failing to prevent his staff from fly-tipping on six occasions in May and June 2011.

The prosecution follows a CCTV operation by the council’s envirocrime officers. The team caught shop staff dumping black sacks full of the business’ waste, cardboard and cardboard boxes, outside a neighbouring business. Mr Singh had been given advice and warnings by enforcement officers.

Mr Singh was fined £100 for each of six offences and was ordered to pay £400 towards the council’s costs along with a £15 victim surcharge, making a total of £1,015.

Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for Transport and Environment, said: “Fly-tipping is unsightly and will not be tolerated. We will take action against those who choose to ignore the law. Thanks to the diligence of our Envirocrime team, this business owner will think twice before disposing of waste incorrectly again.

“We are committed to making Ealing’s streets cleaner and I would urge anyone to report any incidents of fly-tipping to Grimebusters, the council’s 24-hour hotline on 020 8825 8825.”