Private Land

Allerdale Borough Council will not go on to private land to clear dumping, fly tipping or litter picking unless requested by the owner and having a quotation for the clearance of the area, agreed, in writing from the owner.

Dead animals will not be removed from private land, provided that the animal is not in a prominent public position or close to public footpaths.

Under Part III of the Environmental Protection Act, the Councils are given powers to go on to private land to clear litter, if they consider that the accumulations are prejudicial to health or a nuisance. Any expenses reasonably incurred may be recovered by them from the person whose act or default the nuisance was caused, and if that person is the owner of the premises, from any person which is for the time being thereof.

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0303 123 1702

Allerdale Borough Council
Allerdale House, Workington, Cumbria,
CA14 3YJ