Justice was served on a rogue Harrow business and its shameless director after they were caught by Harrow Council dumping seven and a half tonnes of waste on Hatch End playing fields.
Triangle Care and Maintenance was sentenced and ordered to pay more than £51,000 for the criminal venture – all caught on camera. And that wasn’t all. Director Ivan Hausjell, who didn’t attend the Willesden Magistrates Court hearing last week, now has to wear an electronic ankle tag for three months and personally pay £1,600 for his part in the dumping spree.
Enforcement officers encountered Hausjell’s persistent fly-tipping in November 2016 on Hatch End playing fields. On each occasion, a mountain of household and refurbishment waste was dumped.
It was so bad that the waste was spreading into the River Pinn, endangering the environment and local wildlife. Hidden cameras installed by the council finally captured the rogues in action – with their van and face clearly identified as they brazenly dumped waste late at night.
Cllr Graham Henson, Leader of Harrow Council said:
“It’s an absolute disgrace that the taxpayer had to spend more than £4,000 clearing up their disgusting mess. That’s money that should have been spent on residents who live here and actually care about Harrow. Thankfully the law agreed with us – and the culprit was hit hard with a £51k bill.
“Hausjell showed no remorse but, thanks to the swift actions of our officers, his dumping days are well and truly over.
“I can’t stress enough how important it is for residents paying for waste removal to check they are using a registered and licenced waste carrier – otherwise they could also land themselves in trouble.”
It cost Harrow taxpayers more than £4,177.64 to clear up and install a barrier to stop the dumping.
Everyone should watch out for what happens to their waste. If you’re paying someone to remove your waste, you must check they are a registered and licenced waste carrier and get a receipt. Failing this you could land yourself into trouble and risk being fined if your waste is fly-tipped.