Published: Tuesday, 5th Sep 2023

A sunbed business and its former owner have been ordered to pay more than £9,000 for failing to dispose of waste correctly.

Saidi Masood, the former owner of Golden Glow Sunbeds on Halliwell Road, appeared at Bolton Magistrates Court on August 16.

He was found guilty of breaching his duty of care by failing to produce any evidence of correct business waste disposal, including the disposal of sunbed tubes which are classed as hazardous waste. 

In September last year, a Bolton Council enforcement officer attended Golden Glow Sunbeds and asked Masood to provide evidence of lawful business waste disposal.  

When questioned by the enforcement officer, Masood initially denied producing any waste but then admitted that he took home a couple of bags of rubbish which he burnt.

He was subsequently issued with an on-the-spot fixed penalty fine which was not paid.

In January 2023, Masood resigned as the director of Golden Glow Bolton Ltd. 

Masood was fined £3,000 and was ordered to pay costs of £2,040 as well as a victim surcharge of £1,200. Golden Glow was fined £2,000 and handed an £800 victim surcharge.

Cllr Sue Haworth, Bolton Council’s Executive Cabinet Member for Regulatory Services said:  

“Every company, however large or small, must provide details of how they lawfully store and discard their waste.

“I hope these substantial fines serve as a warning to businesses that they must ensure all waste is disposed of lawfully – and have the relevant papers to prove this.

“We will always act to deal with those causing risk with hazardous waste in this borough.”   

Waste from businesses can be disposed of at SUEZ waste transfer facilities and you can find more information about trade waste and where to dispose of it here:

Hazardous waste, such as used fluorescent tubes from sunbeds, need a consignment note, please visit for more information.

Specialist waste collection companies can also be used to collect used fluorescent tubes.