Build up of waste on land

Report waste on private and public land

Overview

Environmental Health can take action under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and the Prevention of Damage by Pests Act 1949 where waste has accumulated on private land if it is likely to cause a nuisance to people within the area, that is if it is noxious and is likely to attract pests.

How to report waste on private land

Use our contact form 

What happens after reporting this to us

We will contact the owner or occupier of the land asking them to arrange for the waste to be removed. On occasions it may be necessary to serve notice on them under the Prevention of Damage by Pests Act 1949 or the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to ensure that it is done within a specified timescale.

If they do not comply with the notice then we can arrange for contractors to remove the waste, recovering the cost of the work plus an administration fee from the notice recipient. 

How to report waste on public land

Contact Streetscene Services if you find fly-tipping 

Last Updated: ‎16‎/‎08‎/‎2017‎ ‎14‎:‎31‎

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