Rubbish and waste
As well as being unsightly, accumulations of waste and rubbish on private land can lead to other types of nuisance such as smells and infestations.
If you have a problem with rubbish and waste:
What can we do?
If speaking to the person with the accumulation hasn't resolved the problem, you can contact us to explain what the issues are and how they are affecting you. We aim to resolve issues quickly and so we will contact the person alleged to be causing the issue to discuss and try to agree a solution informally.
If it is not possible to reach an informal solution we may suggest mediation between you and the person in order to try and resolve the issues.
We find that most issues can be resolved informally or through mediation, however the council can take further action to have to waste removed if it is felt necessary once other options have been explored.
Taking your own legal action
You have the right to take private legal action. Take a look at our advice on tackling environmental nuisance through the legal system.