Two south Manchester takeaways fined £20k for flytipping and ‘waste offences’
"When we find illegal activity, we will use the full extent of the law to reprimand businesses who knowingly dump their waste."
Two takeaways in south Manchester have been ordered to pay just over £20,000 after being prosecuted for waste offences.
According to Manchester City Council, Karahi Box Ltd – which trades as Daawat Authentic Karahi By Jilanis – at 659 Stockport Road in Longsight was fined £9,000 for offences of flytipping under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, and for failure to comply with a commercial waste notice issued under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 at a Manchester Magistrates Court hearing on Thursday 24 March.
The business was also ordered to pay costs of £550, and a victim surcharge of £190.
It comes after Council officers first found fly-tipped waste in the alleyway to the rear of the business premises in July 2021, and on another occasion in August 2021, officers on routine visits to the area discovered further waste overflowing from containers in the same alleyway, according to the Council.
Finally, in September 2021, approximately 50 bags of waste and other loose items were found dumped near the alleyway between East Road and Sullivan Street, Longsight, which was investigated and evidence including receipts and flyers were found linked to the takeaway.
Similarly, Karak Ltd – which trades as Karak Chaii – at 104 Wilmslow Road in Rusholme was also fined £10,000 for flytipping under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, and failure to comply with a commercial waste Notice issued under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 the same hearing, as well as being ordered to pay costs of £540, and a victim surcharge of £190.
This prosecution comes after on five separate occasions between April 2021 and November 2021, Council officers found waste deposited in the alleyway between Eva Street and Grandale Street.
Again, the waste was linked to the takeaway through receipts and packaging bearing the name of the business.
Speaking on the fines issued to the two takeaways, Cllr Rabnawaz Akbar – Executive Member for Neighbourhoods at Manchester City Council – said: “Prosecution is always a last resort.
“Our focus is to work with businesses to improve their waste management and ensure our streets are not spoiled by rubbish as these spaces shared by residents and businesses have a responsibility to manage their waste in a way that does not impact local people – but these businesses clearly failed in their responsibility, and the level of fine handed out to both indicates the seriousness of the offences.
“I hope this also serves as a warning to other businesses that Council officers are out there, and when we find illegal activity, we will use the full extent of the law to reprimand businesses who knowingly dump their waste.”
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