A HOTEL manager who struck a deal to dispose of unwanted furniture and mattresses landed in court after the rubbish was found dumped.

He admitted two counts of failing in his duty of care after the waste was found dumped at Iver Heath.

At the time, Sayem Salam, 34, of Richmond Avenue, Hillingdon, was the manager of the Hillingdon Lodge Hotel in Hercies Road, which was being refurbished.

He struck a deal with a man he met in a café, who had offered to remove the waste for a cash payment.

The furniture was collected from the hotel in two loads and then dumped, but enforcement officers from Buckinghamshire County Council found evidence which traced the waste back to the Hillingdon Lodge.

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Salam admitted he had not checked the identity of the man from the café, or made any inquiries about where the waste would be disposed.

At a hearing at High Wycombe Magistrates Court, he was fined £700 for each load and ordered to pay £3,230 in costs and a victim surcharge of £140.

The total payment of £4,770 is to be made at £400 per month.

A spokesman for the Waste Partnership for Buckinghamshire said: "Everyone has a responsibility - both in a private and work capacity - to make sure their waste is disposed of properly, by a reputable carrier."

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