Plymouth takeaway fined for fly-tipping business waste
A Plymouth kebab and pizza shop has been fined over a £1,500 in Plymouth Magistrates Court for fly-tipping on the street in which it is situated and for failing to produce waste disposal documentation when asked to do so by Plymouth City Council.
The council had been receiving complaints of fly-tipping on Union Street before Devon Kebab and Pizza, owned by Bana Company Ltd, were caught redhanded dumping rubbish on the street by council operated CCTV cameras.
The CCTV evidence shows Devon Kebab and Pizza staff illegally disposing of the takeaway’s commercial waste on three occasions on November 27, December 12 and December 13, 2015.
Despite operating a business at 87 Union Street, the takeaway’s management had no qualms about fly-tipping its waste just yards away from its premises, creating an eyesore and a health and safety hazard.
When environment officers from Plymouth City Council visited the Devon Kebab and Pizza shop, the management team could not provide any proof of possessing a waste collection contract with a licensed waste carrier.
Councillor Dave Downie explained what businesses need to do to stay within the law: “…waste [should be] stored securely at the business premises before being transported to a licensed disposal site and to ensure that the business transporting the waste holds a Waste Carriers Licence issued by the Environment Agency.”
He added: “The business should then receive written information when the waste is collected and this must be kept for at least two years.”
Bana Company Ltd were found guilty of multiple waste offences and were fined £1,000 and ordered to pay £697.26 in costs.
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