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Businesses fined over £2,000 for failing to provide waste removal documents

FineTags Adults , Business

Two Barking and Dagenham businesses have been fined a total of £2,230 for failing to provide records that showed how they disposed of their waste. 

During a routine trade waste inspection on Wednesday 22 August 2017, council officers visited OM Engineers UK, a car repairs shop at 514 Ripple Road, Barking IG11 9PG. Mr Saju Miah, 36, the shop owner, was asked to produce Waste Transfer Notes for his general and recycled waste, used car parts, waste engine oil and used tyres.

Businesses must keep copies of their Waste Transfer Notes for up to two years to prove they are lawfully disposing of their waste.

Mr Miah was unable to provide copies of the documents and said he had recently taken over the business. Officers made further enquiries and found that Mr Miah was responsible for the waste removal for the previous two years and had also been the director of a previous company that was trading at the same address.

Mr Miah was given a fixed penalty notice of £300. After he failed to pay the fine he was summoned to court. On Friday 1 March 2019, at Barkingside Magistrates Court, Mr Miah was found guilty and ordered to pay a £200 fine, a £30 victim surcharge and £354 costs to the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. 

On Monday 6 August 2018, Council officers visited Kingly Pizza & Kebab Limited at 90 Wood Lane, Dagenham RM9 5SL and asked the business to produce waste transfer notes for their general, recycled and oil waste. 

The business failed to provide the documents and was given a fixed penalty notice of £300. After the shop failed to pay the fine, it was summoned to court. On Friday 1 March 2019, Barkingside Magistrates Court found Kingly Pizza & Kebab Limited guilty and ordered the business to pay a £1,000 fine, a £100 victim surcharge and £546 costs to the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.

"These two cases clearly show that businesses in our borough who fail to comply with the law on waste management will face heavy fines."

Councillor Margaret Mullane, Cabinet Member for Enforcement and Community Safety, said: “The council takes a strong view on any business that will not act according to the laws and importantly cannot produce Waste Transfer Notes for any kind of waste on demand. Businesses operating in Barking and Dagenham must ensure that they lawfully dispose of their waste - they are responsible for ensuring that the person who takes away their waste is authorised to do so and they must keep records. 

“We always welcome and encourage local businesses but it is important that they follow the right guidelines. These two cases clearly show that businesses in our borough who fail to comply with the law on waste management will face heavy fines.”

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