A TAKEAWAY owner has been fined for breaking waste rules, which the council hopes will act as a "warning" to others.

Ilyas Akram, owned of Foodster takeaway on Higher Market Street, Farnworth, was fined £600 for failing to register for commercial waste when council officers discovered he did not have a proper bin.

By law, food businesses must have Waste Transfer Notes which prove all commercial waste is disposed of correctly.

Council deputy leader Cllr Hilary Fairclough said: "Business owners have a legal obligation to ensure all waste is disposed of correctly.

"We hope this case sends a warning to businesses, if you don’t have the correct procedures in place, you will be fined and could find yourself in court."

Enforcement officers from the council visited Foodster takeaway in Farnworth on October 2 2019, in response to a complaint that the trader did not have a commercial waste bin for his general and food waste.

During inspection, Mr Akram could not produce the necessary documents for food waste, used cooking oil, used cardboard and general waste and stated that he was in the process of obtaining a commercial waste bin as he did not have one.

At the time Mr Akram was issued with a Fix Penalty Notice for failing to provide Waste Transfer Notes and the fine remained unpaid.

He later pleaded guilty at Bolton Magistrates Court on December 17 this year.

As well as his £600 fine, Mr Akram was also ordered to pay £1,284 in costs and £40 victim surcharge.