Warwickshire restaurant owner fined for dumping curry in Birmingham
A Warwickshire restaurant owner has been fined for fly-tipping leftover curry in Birmingham.
Suba Miha, repeatedly travelled from his Cardamom restaurant in Swan Street, Alcester, Warwickshire to Westley Street, Nechells in Birmingham to dump the waste, which also included ghee and oil containers.
Following an investigation by Birmingham City Council, he pleaded guilty to fly tipping and fined £900, plus £700 costs at Birmingham magistrates court.
Following complaints from members of the public, council officers went undercover and caught Miha in the act.
The court also granted the council’s request that his vehicle be seized with a forfeiture order, the first seizure made by the local authority under new powers.
Mark Croxford, head of district services at Birmingham City Council, said: “Residents have the right to live in a clean environment, and it beggars belief that someone would go out of their way to drive into the city to dump food waste instead of disposing of it legally.”