Report waste on private and public land
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 and it is likely to cause a nuisance to people within the area because it is harmful, poisonous, or unpleasant and likely to attract pests.
How to report waste on private land
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. Sometimes it may be necessary to serve a 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 we can arrange for contractors to remove the waste. We will then recover the cost of the work plus an administration fee from the person or persons who we served the notice on.
How to report waste on public land
Contact Streetscene Services to report fly-tipping
Last Updated: 25/07/2023 16:03