Wembley man ordered to pay over £1,000 for littering

25 January 2016

A 34 year old man from Wembley has been ordered to pay over £1,000 by a court after he was found guilty of littering on Norton Road, Wembley.


Sanket Mevada, of Bassingham Road, was sentenced at Willesden Magistrates Court on 22 December 2015 and was ordered to pay £1,052 after it was proven that he illegally dumped two black bags full of household rubbish on the street.


Cabinet Member for the Environment Eleanor Southwood said:


"It is completely unacceptable to dump household rubbish on the streets. The council provides a number of bins for residents to dispose of their rubbish correctly. It is damaging for the appearance of the local area and is a public health issue.


"Littering is a problem across London and Brent is not immune, but we will continue to work with residents to identify offenders and will pursue all avenues to hold them to account, including our dedicated waste enforcement team who will investigate and prosecute offenders.


"If you see anyone illegally dumping rubbish in the streets, please don’t hesitate to report these criminals by using the Cleaner Brent App."


For advice on disposing of your rubbish correctly please visit www.brent.gov.uk/recycling