Illegal waste disposal pair ordered to pay £1,100
A barber’s shop owner in New Ollerton have been ordered to pay out more than £1,100 by a court for using a domestic bin for commercial waste.
Nottingham Magistrates heard how Beaston Bakir Hashmi, from the Azar Turkish Barbers in Forest Road, admitted taking waste from the premises and placing it in the wheeled bin at a domestic property at The Laurels, Sherwood Avenue in the town.
Under the terms of the Environmental Protection Act (1990) businesses must make provision for the disposal of waste from their premises.
The court was told that a waste inspector from Newark and Sherwood District Council carried out a visit to the barber’s shop in January this year following reports of a build-up of trade waste at the rear of the property.
Mr Hashmi had told the inspector said that the waste was being deposited at the Sherwood Avenue address and was advised that this was unlawful and that he needed to obtain a waste contract as soon as possible.
The following month Mr Hashmi was sent a letter by the inspector setting out his responsibilities regarding waste and was issued with a formal notice ordering him to cease using the domestic bin for commercial waste and to clear the build-up of waste from the rear of the building.
By March 15, 2019 the inspector had received no further contact from Mr Hashmi and consequently was issued with a fixed penalty notice (FPN) for £300.
The court further heard that the Hashmi had failed to pay the fine within the period allowed and that the council had received no contact from him.
Appearing before magistrates on November 20, he pleaded guilty to failing to produce a waste transfer note and were subsequently fined £300 and ordered to pay costs of £800 with an additional victim surcharge of £30.
Councillor Roger Jackson, the council’s leisure and environment committee chairman, said: “This case demonstrates to businesses and residents the importance the council places on waste issues. Failing to dispose of waste in a safe and legal manner can lead to environmental damage and places an unnecessary burden on the tax payer.
“In this instance the owner was given several chances to comply with the law but failed to do so. He has learned to his expense that we will prosecute where necessary.”