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Essex-based business, ADS Cleaning Services Ltd, fined after waste flytipped on Wenta Business Park
An Essex business has been fined after heaps of waste from a London bank clearance were flytipped at offices in north Watford.
Environmental Crime Officers from Watford Borough Council were called to the Wenta Business Park, in Colne Way, after two separate mounts of plaster board and bin bags filled with refuse were discovered on December 21.
The waste was identified as coming from a bank in Whitechapel Road, London, which had employed a company, ADS Cleaning Services Ltd, to remove temporary offices from their premises and dispose of the waste.
The sole director of ADS Cleaning Services Ltd, Mahammad Mahboob Siddiqui, was later interviewed under caution at Watford Town Hall, where he admitted that he had used a waste carrier to remove the refuse without checking that they were licensed by the Environment Agency.
Mr Siddiqui appeared at Watford Magistrates Court on Monday on behalf of ADS Cleaning Services Ltd, which is based in Wakering Road, Barking, Essex.
He admitted to the business’s failure to ensure the waste was correctly and ADS Cleaning Services Ltd was fined £1,000. It was also ordered to pay £1,438.80 prosecution costs and as well as a victim surcharge of £20.
Following the prosecution, Councillor Keith Crout, Watford Borough Council’s portfolio holder for Environmental Health and Licensing, said: "This case highlights the very important fact that you don’t personally have to dump rubbish to be prosecuted for flytipping.
"The act’s ‘Duty of Care’ reminds residents and businesses that it remains their responsibility to ensure all waste is correctly disposed of. It is not acceptable that Watford residents have to pick up the cost to clear waste and the council will continue to take action wherever possible to discourage this illegal, anti social and costly behaviour."
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