Published: Thursday, 23rd Dec 2021

A takeaway owner has been fined £600 for failing to register for commercial waste.

Enforcement officers from the council visited Foodster takeaway in Farnworth on October 2, 2019, in response to a complaint against the trader who did not have a commercial waste bin for his general and food waste.              

During inspection, business owner Ilyas Akram could not produce the necessary documents for food waste, used cooking oil, used cardboard and general waste and stated that he was in the process of obtaining a commercial waste bin as he did not have one.  

By law, food businesses must have Waste Transfer Notes which prove all commercial waste is disposed of correctly. 

At the time Mr Akram was issued with a Fix Penalty Notice for failing to provide Waste Transfer Notes and the fine remained unpaid. 

At Bolton Magistrates Court on December 17, Mr Akram pleaded guilty and was handed a £600 fine and ordered to pay £1,284 in costs and £40 victim surcharge.  

Deputy Leader of the council, Cllr Hilary Fairclough said: “Business owners have a legal obligation to ensure all waste is disposed of correctly. 

“We hope this case sends a warning to businesses; if you don’t have the correct procedures in place; you will be fined and could find yourself in court”.