A rubbish build-up is commonly referred to as an “accumulation of waste”.

The waste is usually kept in the garden or yard and has built up over a long period of time and may consist of a number of items; accumulations of waste are:

  • general waste or rubbish associated with a private, domestic or commercial property that has been caused by the owner or occupier, landlord or tenant of the property

Accumulations of waste does not include:

  • tree leaves
  • rubbish that suddenly appears or that has not been caused by the owner or occupier, landlord or tenant of the property – these are all types of flytipping.

The occupier may need advice or a notice to ensure they clear the waste. It is always best to speak to the householder first to offer them help or advice on collection arrangements.

If you find speaking to the householder does not help then you can refer the case to us for investigation. We will go to the property to check the type of waste, how much there is and how it effects those living in the area.

Report an accumulation of waste - Environmental Health

Use this form to report a build up of rubbish or waste on a private, domestic or commercial property (including front and back gardens) in relation to food waste, animal faeces, and items that could be prejudicial to health.

Report an accumulation of waste to the environmental health team

Report an accumulation of waste - Street Management

Use this form to report a build up of rubbish or waste on a private, domestic or commercial property (on the front, visible from the street) in relation to refuse and household items.

Report an accumulation of waste to the street management team

After initial investigation we will see if it is something we can deal with. Your case will be given to an Officer from the relevant service and they will provide you with feedback on the case.

Our cleansing services provide various recycling and waste collection services including domestic waste collection and recyclable domestic waste collections.

If you want to report an accumulation of litter in public places, please use the form below:

Report an accumulation of litter in public places

Last updated: Wed 3rd February, 2021 @ 13:57