Nuisances - Smells

The Council has powers to deal with smells from industrial, trade or business premises as a statutory nuisance under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.  You can read more about how the Council deals with statutory nuisances here.

If the premises are subject to an Environment Permit, any problems with smells will usually be dealt with through the conditions attached to the Permit rather than as a statutory nuisance.  Some Environment Permits are regulated by the Council, others by the Environment Agency.

Poplars Landfill Site and Anaerobic Digestion Facility is operated by Biffa Waste Services Limited and has an Environment Permit issued by the Environment Agency who can be contacted by telephone on 0800 80 70 60 or by email at

Contact Environmental Health

Telephone 01543 462621 or email .


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