Fined: Dagenham cafe owner who failed to prove how he got rid of his waste
PUBLISHED: 09:41 30 July 2018 | UPDATED: 09:51 30 July 2018
The owner of a cafe in Dagenham has been ordered to pay nearly £1,300 for failing to give information about how waste is disposed of.
Salih Ozekindji, who runs Broad Street Cafe in Broad Street, failed to give proper evidence of how general waste, recycling and cooking oil are dealt with.
Council enforcement officers first visited the property in November 2017 and asked to see copies of the Waste Transfer Notes, but Ozekindji was unable to provide them.
After being given time to find evidence, Ozekindji failed to submit any evidence and in December 2017 was issued with a £300 fine - but he did not pay despite being sent multiple reminders.
The business was prosecuted for the original offence and the case was taken to Barkingside Magistrates Court on July 20.
Ozekindji failed to attend and was fined £660 and ordered to pay £569 in costs, as well as a £66 victim surcharge.