Fly-tipping fines for Southall food stores

The owners of two Southall shops have been fined after their staff dumped rubbish in the street.

fly-tipping outside Southall store

The prosecutions on Friday 21 December 2012 at Ealing Magistrates Court follow a crackdown by Ealing Council’s Envirocrime prevention service.

Staff from Sandeep Food and Wine at 92, The Green in Southall, were caught on CCTV putting plastic sacks of rubbish on the pavement over seven nights in May and November 2012.

Store owner Mr Sandeep Singh Barbar pleaded guilty to seven charges of failing to prevent illegal disposal of waste from commercial premises. He was fined £350 and ordered to pay council costs of £804.28 and a victim surcharge of £15, bringing the total to £1169.28.

Bags of waste were also dumped on the footpath by staff from The Green Food and Wine store at 61, The Green. CCTV images showed staff leaving waste outside on six occasions in June 2012.

Owner Kultar Singh Khalsa pleaded guilty to six offences. He was fined £300 and ordered to pay £573.53 council costs and a £15 victim surcharge, bringing the total to £888.53.

Since July 2012, seven businesses in Southall Green have been prosecuted for leaving rubbish on the pavement.

Cabinet member for environment and transport, Councillor Bassam Mahfouz said: “We work closely with businesses to ensure they understand the law around waste disposal so there is no excuse for dumping rubbish in the street.”

Fly-tipping can be reported online or by calling our 24-hour Grimebusters hotline on 020 8825 8825.