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Dagenham café fined £2,000 for lack of waste documentation

Big Breakfast Café, in Wood Lane, was taken to court after failing to pay a £300 fine (Credit: Google Maps)

A café in Dagenham has been fined nearly £2,000 for failing to prove it disposed of its waste properly. 

KSD Café Limited, which was trading as Big Breakfast Café, was unable to show council enforcement officers their waste transfer notes for the last two years during a routine inspection in September 2019.

The business, based in Wood Lane, was given 14 days to find the documents which prove they have used a registered waste carrier to get rid of their rubbish properly. 

Despite being sent a reminder and being given an extra seven days to provide the documents, the business failed to do so and was ordered to pay a £300 fine. 

The company did not pay the fine and the case was taken to Barkingside Magistrates’ Court. They did not attend the court and were found guilty in their absence. 

They must pay a fine of £1,000 as well as costs of £873 to the local council and a victim surcharge of £100.

“To ensure that there is limited impact on the environment, businesses have a responsibility to make sure that they’re disposing of their waste correctly and keeping a record of how they get rid of it,” said councillor Margaret Mullane, cabinet member for enforcement and community safety. 

“This business not only failed to do this, but also refused to pay the Fixed Penalty Notice and now has to cough up nearly £2000. I hope they have learnt their lesson. Very well done to the officers for their persistence.”

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