Smells produced from landfill sites, waste management site, waste water works and other industry sites are classed as nuisance by residents living within the vicinity. Once a resident has complaint to the local authority about this nuisance it then becomes the subject to inspection. And ongoing future inspection from time to time of the nuisance smell.
The above is true from site creating what is classed as nuisance dust. Sites including waste metal recycling, quarries, wood recycling and other industrial sites.
Where the local authority agree that a nuisance smell exists or is likely to happen again in the future then they will serve a notice. This notice will either restrict the nuisance smell or prohibit it from happening. This in turn may stop work on the landfill, waste management site, waste water works or other industry sites until measures are in place to deal with the odours. The legislation will normally specify a time scale for the notice to be adhered to and this can be a little as seven days.
“A person who commits an offence…on industrial, trade or business premises shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £20,000.” (Environmental Protection Act 1990).
“It shall be a defence to prove that the best practice means were used to prevent, or to counteract the effects of, the nuisance.” (Environmental Protection Act 1990).
Odour and Dust Solutions could help prevent your company from facing unnecessary fines. Our range of mobile and fixed atomisers and use of our neutraliser or fragranced neutralisers offer fast and reliable solutions to these nuisance smells. And atomiser, nozzles and foam products to solve the dust issues. We offer the best prices within the industry for rental and purchase of our atomisers and neutralising products.
We have mobile atomisers that or on trailers and have water bowsers and can be moved around sites to tackle problem areas. The mini misting system is easily moved around site also and uses concentrated neutraliser. We also offer a bespoke solution with fixed system and nozzle lines for use on land fill edges or hopper machines.
The Environmental Protection Act 1990 also covers nuisance flies. The female fly lays around 180 eggs that within 3-4 will be adult flies capable of reproducing and the cycle starts over. Unless waste is treated for fly control at source then it will remain an issue at waste sites. We offer a range of fly control products including knock down products and products to treat at larvae stage.
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