St Albans laundry bosses guilty of flytipping
PUBLISHED: 17:00 25 October 2016
A laundry owner and the business manager have been prosecuted and fined in relation to the disposal of controlled waste without an environmental permit.
Abdus Khan, the owner of Laundry Xpress in Hatfield Road, St Albans, and the manager of the business, Abdul Basit Khan, appeared in St Albans Magistrates Court earlier this month on fly-tipping charges brought by the district council,
Abdus Khan was prosecuted for failing to discharge his duty of care in disposing of controlled waste on January 14 and 26, 2016, contrary to section 34 (1) Environmental Protection Act 1990.
Abdul Basit Khan was prosecuted for depositing waste without an environmental permit on the same dates, contrary to section 33 (1) of the same Act.
The quantity of waste involved was two plastic sacks which were left on Hatfield Road and collected by street cleaners. The defendants did not have a trade waste contract at the time.
Both pleaded guilty and were not represented at the hearing.
Abdus Khan was fined £600, ordered to pay prosecution costs of £165 and a victim surcharge of £60.
Abdul Basit Khan was fined £405, ordered to pay prosecution costs of £165 and a victim surcharge of £24.
Neither man was ordered to pay the council’s investigation costs because they had entered guilty pleas.