Rubbish can become a statutory nuisance when it includes items that may cause risk or harm to health or is a nuisance to neighbouring properties, for example:

  • A build-up of bin bags containing food waste in a garden causing unpleasant odours and flies
  • Rotting food or materials which may attract rats or other vermin
  • Rubbish which may provide shelter for rodents
  • Accumulation of dog waste in gardens

We encourage you to approach your neighbour to talk to them about the problem before contacting the council.