A South Wimbledon property manager who dumped old furniture, glass and general waste in Morden has been prosecuted for fly-tipping at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court.
Kashif Malik was convicted of the offence late last year and sentenced to pay a £600 fine, the victim surcharge of £60 and prosecution costs of £1,000.
A Circle Housing Merton Priory employee discovered the waste on the footway beside the communal recycling in Hatfield Mead in Morden on December 22 and reported it to Merton Council.
An investigation by the council’s waste enforcement team found that Mr Malik caused the fly-tip following the clearance of one of his local properties.
Merton Council’s cabinet member for environmental cleanliness and parking, Councillor Judy Saunders, said: “The majority of our residents want to work with us to keep Merton clean and tidy.
“People should be warned that anyone we catch fly-tipping could face a court conviction and substantial fines.
“Our enforcement teams are on the lookout for offenders and won’t let them get away with fly-tipping.
“Also, it is important that residents know their responsibility to ensure anyone calling at their home offering to take away building waste and other rubbish for a fee has the correct licence, otherwise, they might find themselves in court.”
This action is part of the council’s anti-litter campaign which annually spends £5million keeping the borough’s streets clean by tackling litter and fly-tipping.
If people witness fly-tipping they should note down as many details of the event as possible and let the council know by visiting http://www.merton.gov.uk/doitonline/report-it.htm
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