Moving company manager fined total $10,500 for illegal waste disposal at Defu Lane 1

Singapore, June 6 2022 – A director of a company providing moving and disposal services, Mr. Sooraj s/o Selvaraj, was fined a total of $10,500 after pleading guilty to unlawful disposal of furniture and other household items dismantled during a mission to Defu Lane 1 on September 7, 2020. The case was heard in court on June 2, 2022.

2 National Environment Agency (NEA) investigations revealed that on September 7, 2020, Mr. Sooraj was on a mission to transport a customer’s unwanted furniture and household items, including a disassembled wooden cabinet, wooden drawers and cardboard boxes containing hardcover binders and papers. , to a recycling facility. However, the recycling facility was closed when he arrived. For convenience, Mr Sooraj instructed his employees to unload the waste truck in a secluded lane along Defu Lane 1, while watching passers-by and vehicles.

3 Illegal waste disposal poses environmental and public health risks and is a scourge on public places. NEA will not hesitate to take strict enforcement action against those who illegally dispose of waste. In this case, Mr. Sooraj, a first offence, was convicted of a charge under section 20(1)(a) of the Environmental Public Health Act. He was fined $10,500. A first-time offender is liable, on conviction, to a maximum fine of $50,000 or a maximum term of imprisonment of 12 months, or both. Repeat offenders are subject to a maximum fine of $100,000 and imprisonment for at least one month and at most 12 months.

4 Members of the public can help by submitting reports of suspected illegal disposal electronically via the online feedback form or the myENV mobile app. Alternatively, the public can contact the NEA on 6225 5632 if they witness illegal disposal activity. When reporting, it would be helpful to provide the date, time and location of the incident, the registration number of the vehicle used to carry out the illegal disposal, and supporting photos and video clips .

Photo showing dismantled furniture and other household items dumped illegally in a secluded alley along Defu Lane 1.

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