Wanstead shop owner fined for failing to produce waste disposal documents

Published: 17 October 2019

The owner of a Wanstead based convenience store was fined £530 in court after committing a grime crime.

Faisal Dhalech, who owns Brading Convenience Store, on Brading Crescent, found himself out of pocket after Redbridge enforcement officers prosecuted him for failing to produce the paperwork to show he was disposing of commercial waste legally.

Following his appearance at Barkingside Magistrates Court on Friday 11 October, Dhalech from Grove Road, Leytonstone, pleaded guilty to the charges.

He was hit with a fine of £200 and ordered to pay costs of £300. A victim surcharge of £30 was also imposed.

As part of its Our Streets strategy, Redbridge Council is taking one of the toughest stances on grime crime and will fine or prosecute any individual or business that it finds breaking the law.

Cabinet Member for Civic Pride Cllr John Howard said:

“All of us, including businesses have a responsibility to the environment and each other to get rid of rubbish properly, and keep our streets clean.

“Commercial waste must be disposed of safely and legally to prevent contamination and the spread of vermin.

“Any business unable to show how their commercial waste is being disposed of in a safe and legal manner will end up in court and out-of-pocket just like this case.”

The Leader of the Council, Cllr Jas Athwal added:

“All of our residents deserve to live in a clean and safe environment, which is why we take a zero-tolerance approach to this type of grime crime.

“We will not hesitate to prosecute any company in the borough that shirks their responsibility to the environment.”

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