Subway Manager Fined for Fly-tipping Rubbish

And smokers fined for throwing cigarette butts on street

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The manager of the Subway sandwich store in King Street has been fined after pleading guilty to fly-tipping bags of rubbish in Hammersmith.

Vishal Kakar, who owns the local Subway franchise, pleaded guilty at Hammersmith Magistrates to three offences of unauthorised disposal of rubbish and failing to carry out his duty of care by not disposing of the rubbish properly.

On two separate occasions in 2012 on April 20 and May 25, and again on February 8 last year, street scene enforcement officers carrying out routine inspections of King Street found black bags left outside the shop, on the pavement.

The bags contained cardboard boxes, empty drink cups and used sandwich wrappers with Subway printed on them along with left-over vegetables, paper napkins, wrappers, plastic packaging material, pieces of bread, cookies and used blue tissue paper.

Kakar was fined £250 for each offence, making a total of £1,000, and ordered to pay costs of £1,500 as well as a £25 victim surcharge.

At the same hearing  at Hammersmith Magistrates Court, 11 smokers who littered by throwing their cigarette butts on the street outside Shepherds Bush and Hammersmith tubes were fined a total of £2,110 between them, ordered to pay costs and surcharges totalling £1,935.

The council has installed 38 new dual recycling and rubbish bins, which also have ashtrays, in King Street from Hammersmith Broadway to Studland Street.

The bins have recycling symbols that show what can be placed in the recycling side, including cans, plastic bottles, paper, card and cartons. Items like crisp packets, sweet wrappers, tissues and dirty food packaging should be placed in the waste section of the litter bin, so that they do not contaminate the clean and dry recycling.

If the bins prove successful, they could be rolled out across the borough.

April 4, 2014

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