A kebab house on Rusholme’s Curry Mile has been hit with a £2,800 bill for operating without a waste contract.

Bosses at Saam (MCR) LTD, trading as Kabul Kebab House on Wilmslow Road, were hauled before the courts after council chiefs discovered they had no arrangements in place to get rid of rubbish.

Takeaway bosses were fined £2,000 and ordered to pay £500 costs, a victim of crime surcharge of £120 and £180 criminal court charge.

In April, town hall officers launched an investigation into waste disposal contracts at eateries in Rusholme, visiting a number of Wilmslow Road premises.

They questioned bosses at Kabul Kebab House about their waste disposal arrangements, but no one there was able to give any information about their procedures.

Council officers returned to the business but say ‘uncooperative’ employees failed to explain how they dispose of any of the business’ waste.

A month later, bosses again failed to engage with council officers when they made their third visit to the premises.

A legal notice was then served requiring them to put adequate waste arrangements in place.

But Kabul Kebab House bosses still failed to provide any evidence of their rubbish procedures.

Chance to explain
Company representatives were given the opportunity to attend an interview under caution to explain themselves, but did not show up.

At a court hearing last week, bosses failed to attend and the case was proven in their absence.

The crackdown on the Curry Mile came after scores of complaints from residents about commercial waste littering the streets.

Council bosses say they do not know how the business was disposing of their waste, but on a visit earlier this week they saw documents showing the correct arrangements are now in place.

Coun Nigel Murphy, Manchester council’s executive member for neighborhoods said: “Residents in Rusholme are justifiably angry about the problems caused by traders who allow their commercial waste to blight the neighborhood.

“Our officers routinely patrol the area to make sure businesses comply with their legal requirement to have appropriate A kebab house on Rusholme’s Curry Mile has been hit with a £2,800 bill for operating without a waste contract.

Bosses at Saam (MCR) LTD, trading as Kabul Kebab House on Wilmslow Road, were hauled before the courts after council chiefs discovered they had no arrangements in place to get rid of rubbish.

Takeaway bosses were fined £2,000 and ordered to pay £500 costs, a victim of crime surcharge of £120 and £180 criminal court charge.

In April, town hall officers launched an investigation into waste disposal contracts at eateries in Rusholme, visiting a number of Wilmslow Road premises.

They questioned bosses at Kabul Kebab House about their waste disposal arrangements, but no one there was able to give any information about their procedures.

Joel GoodmanCurry Mile, Rusholme
Council officers returned to the business but say ‘uncooperative’ employees failed to explain how they dispose of any of the business’ waste.

A month later, bosses again failed to engage with council officers when they made their third visit to the premises.

A legal notice was then served requiring them to put adequate waste arrangements in place.

But Kabul Kebab House bosses still failed to provide any evidence of their rubbish procedures.

Chance to explain
Company representatives were given the opportunity to attend an interview under caution to explain themselves, but did not show up.

At a court hearing last week, bosses failed to attend and the case was proven in their absence.

The crackdown on the Curry Mile came after scores of complaints from residents about commercial waste littering the streets.

Council bosses say they do not know how the business was disposing of their waste, but on a visit earlier this week they saw documents showing the correct arrangements are now in place.

Coun Nigel Murphy, Manchester council’s executive member for neighborhoods said: “Residents in Rusholme are justifiably angry about the problems caused by traders who allow their commercial waste to blight the neighborhood.

“Our officers routinely patrol the area to make sure businesses comply with their legal requirement to have appropriate waste disposal arrangements in place and we would like to reassure residents that we will not hesitate to prosecute businesses who flout the rules.” arrangements in place and we would like to reassure residents that we will not hesitate to prosecute businesses who flout the rules.”