Accumulations and overgrown gardens



Private properties

If someone starts to accumulate degradable waste on their property (e.g. dog poo, food, nappies or other domestic waste that could cause a health issue), you can email [email protected] so we can investigate.

We can’t take action against things like bricks, building materials and other items that won’t degrade - unless there is strong evidence of rats or mice.

In certain instances, our Planning team may have enforcement powers, but there needs to be a very strong case that the issue is ‘detrimental to the amenity of the neighbourhood’.

Council houses

If the accumulation is at a council property, you need to report this directly to your local Neighbourhood team.

Public area

Waste outside a property boundary and in a public area should be reported as fly-tipping.

Last updated 03 January 2024