If you produce, import, store, treat, process, transport, recycle or dispose of "controlled waste", you have a duty to ensure that all reasonable steps are taken to ensure it is disposed of safely.

If domestic waste is left to accumulate, it will attract pests such as birds, rats, mice, insects, dogs or cats.


If rubbish accumulation is deemed 'prejudicial to health' you may be served a notice requiring you to dispose of the rubbish properly.

Repeat offenders may be prosecuted.

Tackling rubbish accumulation