Report it

Report it

Please report environmental incidents by calling 0300 065 3000, and press 1 (24-hour service).

What information we need

To enable us to deal with your report as quickly as possible, please provide the following details:

  • Where is/was the incident taking place? Please provide a grid reference if possible, for example, NT 252 735. Otherwise, you should provide accurate directions / descriptions of the location
  • What is/was happening?
  • Who is/was responsible for the incident?
  • When did the incident take place?

Incidents we deal with

Incidents we DO NOT deal with

If you witness any of the following incidents, please notify your local council or utility company.

  • gas leaks
  • burst water mains
  • discolouration or abnormalities in odour or taste of drinking water
  • flooding from burst domestic pipes or overflow from highway drains
  • fly-tipping of household rubbish or small amounts of commercial waste
  • domestic noise nuisance
  • odours from domestic or small commercial premises
  • burning of domestic or garden waste
  • domestic infestations
  • smoke emissions from vehicles
  • road maintenance
  • interruption of electricity or water supplies
  • blocked domestic drains and sewers
  • dead animals

Please note: You should report sightings of dead animals to us only when they are in a main river and likely to cause flooding or pollution. You should also report sightings of dead otters and animal deaths you believe to have been caused by pollution.

Sightings of invasive/non-native species

If you see an invasive / non-native species please visit the GB Non Native Species Secretariat website for more information and details of how to report your sighting.

Marine strandings

If you spot a stranded marine animal, please visit the UK Cetacean Strandings Programme Website for details on how to file a report.

Wildlife poisoning

If you believe that any wildlife, livestock or pets have died in suspicious circumstances, please report these cases to the Wildlife Incident Investigation Scheme by calling 0800 321600.

Call charges

See the Call charges on the Gov.uk site for more details.

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