Two laundry bosses in St Albans plead guilty to acts of fly-tipping

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The owner and the manager of the business both receive a fine after pleading guilty to the charges

The manager and owner of a laundry business in St Albans, Hertfordshire, have appeared in court on charges of fly-tipping.

Owner Abdus Khan and his business manager, Abdul Basit Khan, run the Laundry Xpress, in Hatfield Road and both appeared at St Albans Magistrates Court earlier this month, after charges were brought against them by St Albans district council.

Two bosses charged over fly-tipping business waste

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Both men were charged separately for fly-tipping offences that occurred on the same dates of January 14 and January 26, 2016. Abdus Khan was prosecuted for failing in his duty of care in properly disposing of controlled waste and Abdul Basit Khan was prosecuted for getting rid of waste whilst not having an environmental permit in place.

The men were responsible for dumping two plastic sacks of waste on Hatfield Road, which were then collected by street cleaners. At the time of the offence, neither the owner, or the manager, had a business waste contract in place.

They both pleaded guilty to fly-tipping offences. Abdus Khan was handed a fined of £600, made to pay costs totalling £165 and also pay a £60 victim surcharge. The manager, Abdul Basit Khan, was given a fine of £405 and was made to pay £165 in costs and a £24 victim surcharge.

As the two men both pleaded guilty, neither of them had to pay the investigation costs incurred by the council.

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