Business owner fined for improper disposal of commercial waste

Published: Tuesday, 14th November 2017

Kettering Borough Council has fined a local business owner for failing to dispose of his waste properly.

Mr Sarhad Salari, owner of FRESHPOL on Montagu Street in Kettering, was investigated by Environmental Wardens when it was apparent that he was storing large amounts of waste in his premises.  Mr Salari failed to produce waste transfer notes for the rubbish and could not provide any evidence that he was paying a commercial contractor to remove waste from his premises.

He was issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice for £300 on 25th April, which, despite several reminders, he initially did not pay. Having received further communication from the Council recently, the fine was paid on 9th November. 

Shirley Plenderleith, Head of Public Services at Kettering Borough Council, said: “Kettering Borough Council would like to thank locally run businesses who operate ethically and dispose of their waste legally. We would also like to remind commercial businesses in Kettering that we will be proactively checking whether they have a commercial contractor to remove their waste.”

Cllr Ian Jelley, Kettering Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for the Environment, said: “Businesses are responsible for their commercial waste and we’re keen to prevent large scale fly-tipping or illegally using an unregistered ‘man with a van’ to dispose of the waste. Our authorised officers have the power to demand to see waste transfer notes for the last 2 years, and we may prosecute businesses that cannot provide this.”