Dagenham restaurant fined for failing to show evidence of proper waste system

The Lekki Lounge in Porters Avenue was ordered to pay £1200, £821.50 to the council and a victim su

The Lekki Lounge in Porters Avenue was ordered to pay £1200, £821.50 to the council and a victim surcharge of £120. Picture: Google - Credit: Archant

A restaurant in Dagenham has been fined more than £2,000 after failing to provide evidence of properly transferring its waste.

The Lekki Lounge in Porters Avenue failed to hand over waste transfer notes, which document the transferral of recycling and general waste, when inspectors visited in May 2017.

Officers gave the restaurant two weeks to provide two years of evidence, but it never provided them and was given a £300 fixed penalty notice.

After ignoring the notice, the restaurant owner was fined £2,140 at Barkingside Magistrates Court in March.

Jonathon Toy, the council’s operational director for enforcement services, said: “The council takes a strong view on any business that cannot produce any waste transfer notes for either general waste or recycled waste on demand.

“We always welcome and encourage local businesses but it is important they follow the right guidelines.

“Where businesses are not prepared to act in a socially acceptable manner, we will take a zero tolerance approach and prosecute where necessary.”