London woman fined for pouring coffee down the drain

Sue Peckitt, 65, didn’t like the taste of the drink she bought in Ealing so decided to get rid of it.

As she headed to the bin to get rid of the cup she was approached by enforcement officers who handed her the penalty.

Speaking to, Miss Peckitt, a retired civil servant said:

I am astonished by the whole process.

I think there is a big problem with litter but it is bizarre, I had put this coffee down (the drain) because it was the safe and environmentally friendly thing to do.

The reason I didn’t dispose of the cup and the liquid in the bin was that I didn’t want to turn the contents of the bin into a soggy mess.

– Sue Peckitt