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Cleaning dumped waste from land

Where waste has been illegally deposited on land, the council has the power to have it cleared away.

We will serve a legal notice on the occupier of the land (or the landowner, where the land is unoccupied or the occupier cannot be found), giving them at least 21 days to clear the waste from the site. If the work isn't completed, we can carry out the work 'in default' of the notice and reclaim our costs.

It's an offence to fail to comply with a legal notice, and it may result in a maximum penalty on conviction, plus a cost for every day the offence continues after the conviction.