Local Nuisance and Litter Control

Operating under the new Local Nuisance and Litter Control Act 2016, Council now has greater tools to assist members of our community that may find themselves at the detriment of, or causing Local Nuisance issues that unreasonably interfere with the enjoyment of amenity of an area. Such as

  • Excessive noise
  • Dust
  • Smoke
  • Unsightly / unsanitary conditions
  • Odor

Littering and Illegal Dumping is a highly visible form of polluting the environment, that causes amenity and health issues within our community. It is also a costly exercise for the Council and private land holders to clean–up the litter and dumpsites. Again the new Local Nuisance and Litter Control Act 2016 has provided more tools for Council to pursue those responsible for littering or illegally dumping.

The LGA (Local Government Association), together with the assistance of the EPA (Environment Protection Authority) have created numerous fact sheets providing an overview of this new regulatory regime, and are attached below:




For further information or to report a Local Nuisance Issue or Illegal Dumping please contact the District Council of Peterborough on 08 8651 3566.