A local businessman has been ordered to pay fines and costs of £355 following complaints of waste outside his shop.
Amir Dandanfard (aged 34) pleaded guilty before Bury and Rochdale Magistrates on 13 August 2013 to failing to produce waste transfer notes between 6 September and 1 October 2012.
In September 2012, following receipt of several complaints about poor waste storage at LA Pizza in Water Street, Radcliffe, an investigation was carried out by an environmental health officer at Bury Council. The officer found that Dandanfard, who was then the owner of the premises, had no means of disposing of his waste and did not have paperwork to demonstrate how he had been disposing of his waste for the period in question. He was served with a Fixed Penalty Notice for failure to produce waste transfer notes, but he did not pay the FPN and was therefore prosecuted.
Magistrates fined him £200 and ordered him to pay costs of £135 plus a £20 victim surcharge.
Dandanford, of Sidbury Walk, Manchester is no longer the owner of LA Pizza in Radcliffe.
Councillor Tony Isherwood, cabinet member for environment, said: “I hope this sends a clear message to commercial premises which do not dispose of their waste properly that the council will investigate and if necessary take offenders to court. We are determined to keep Bury clean and stop irresponsible business owners from spoiling our environment.”
Press release issued: 27 August 2013.