Environmental Protection Team

The Environmental Protection team aims to improve the lives of those who live, work and spend their leisure within Dartford Borough Councils area. 

We aim to protect the environment and public health through education, persuasion and enforcement in relation to:

  • Accumulations of waste - We investigate complaints about rubbish and waste on private land.
  • Air quality - We monitor pollution levels and seek to identify the measures which we can take to  improve the air we breathe

    • View the latest Air Quality data

    • Request a copy of our latest Air Quality Status Report

  • Bonfires - we investigate complaints regarding smoke from bonfires.

  • Contaminated land - We identify land affected by contamination and work with land owners and developers to remove contamination or limit its impact upon public health

    • View the Public Register of Contaminated Land

  • Drains and sewers - General advice on issues with your drains or sewers. 

  • Environmental permitting - We issue Environmental Permits to some local industrial or business activities which emit  polluting substances into the air, water or land.

    • Contact us for a list of permits issued by the Council

  • Light  nuisance - We investigate complaints about artificial light from both commercial and domestic premises. 

  • Noise - We investigate complaints about noise from domestic properties  and businesses. 

  • Odour nuisance - We can investigate certain  types of complaint concerning odours. 

  • Overgrown gardens - Information on overgrown gardens. 

  • Pest control - We manage the Council's pest control service and investigate complaints about rats, mice and insects. 

  • Private water supplies - We monitor and risk assess any Private Water Supplies in the Borough

  • Smoke control areas - Information about smoke control areas and wood burning stoves/fireplaces