Section 46 notice

We issue Section 46 Notices to individual properties. These instruct residents how to manage their waste and are issued as and when an issue arises.  It covers

  • How to present bins put out for collection
  • To keep bins off the pavement after collection day
  • Not to put extra bags of general waste out (side waste)

Waste crime

The Environment Agency has issued a press release urging households to play their part in preventing waste crime during the coronavirus pandemic.

There are some easy steps the public can take to take to avoid unwittingly contributing to waste crime:

  • Check the people taking away your rubbish are registered waste carriers. Ideally they should have a copy of their registration documents on them; ask to see these. You can check their licence number at environment.data.gov.uk/public-register, or call 03708 506506 and the Environment Agency can check for you
  • Get a written receipt/transfer note showing their contact details, a description of your waste and details of where they are taking it
  • Note down the make, colour and registration number of the vehicle that’s taking your waste away

Section 46 frequently asked questions

Why was the notice sent to me? I manage my bins and recycle properly. SHOW


What if other people put rubbish into my recycling bin? SHOW


Is this just the council trying to raise some money from residents? SHOW


I am worried I will put something in the wrong bin and get fined. SHOW


You are just encouraging people to fly-tip by not taking waste put beside the bin. SHOW