Kilburn business fined £1,000 for flytipping
A Kilburn business has been found guilty of flytipping, following a successful prosecution led by Camden Council.
Damas Gardens of Kilburn High Road had illegally dumped business waste on a side street adjacent to their property.
At Highbury Magistrates' Court last week they were found guilty of breaching section 33 of the Environmental Protection Act (1990) and fined £1,000, with £425 costs to be paid to Camden Council.
On 20 April 2017, a Council Education and Enforcement Officer observed five black unidentifiable bags disposed illegally on Messina Avenue. Again on 24 April 2017, the same officer observed one black unidentifiable bag disposed of illegally on Gascony Avenue.
An investigation of both bags found evidence connecting them to Damas Gardens. Further investigation established the trading address of the business, who were then served a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) for £200 on 26 April 2017.
Despite a reminder letter dated 15 May 2017, which allowed the business an extra ten days to pay, the FPN was not paid, leading to the council to embark on the successful legal action.
“This successful prosecution for flytipping shows that rogue businesses should beware. People who dump their rubbish in this way will find themselves being taken to court by Camden Council. They should also think hard about the blight they cause their neighbours – people they would, presumably, be hoping to turn into customers.”
Since 2013 Camden Council has undertaken 86 successful prosecutions for various unregulated waste and littering offences including flytipping.
You can report flytipping to the council by calling 0207 974 4444, online or by downloading the Clean Camden app free of charge.