Manager fined over waste

Tuesday 21 April 2009 15:34

A Burger King manager has been fined for fly-tipping waste from a branch of the fast food chain in Brighton.

Suhail Khan appeared before the city's magistrates and admitted two offences under the Environmental Protection Act.

The 37-year-old works at the restaurant in North Street. Enforcement officers found 16 bags of waste in the street over six days in December last year.

Khan was ordered to pay a total of £1,720 in fines and costs. Burger King said it took the issue very seriously.

The action was brought by Brighton and Hove City Council. Councillor Geoffrey Theobald, the environment spokesperson, said: "Dumping trade waste is a criminal offence and this council will not hesitate to take legal action against offenders. "The message is clear - leave your rubbish on our streets and you'll end up in court."

It’s clear from this story that there’s little to be gained from fly-tipping and lots of risk involved. The potential costs of fines, not to mention the loss of business reputation and customer confidence, far outweighs an investment in proper waste collection.

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