‘We take these breaches very seriously’ warns councillor.

A TAKEAWAY business in Northam has been fined for illegally putting its trade waste out for domestic collection.

The Real House BBQ had to cough up £300 for not dealing with its trade waste correctly after the council found conclusive evidence of its wrong-doings.

The takeaway had been putting it’s commercial waste out with the weekly black bag collection instead.

Councillor Chris Leather, lead member for recycling, refuse collection and street cleaning, said: “Torridge takes these breaches very seriously.

“All businesses should have trade waste agreements in force to ensure that any waste produced is dealt with in the correct way.

“We are all responsible for the environment we live in, and we all need to look after it.”

The council also issued a similar ticket to Mischief in Mill Street, Bideford, on May 31.