Fly-tipping, Litter & Dog Fouling
To report fly-tipping, litter and dog fouling issues please contact the Forest of Dean District Council on 01594 810000.
You can also fill out a form online by clicking on the links below:
For litter problems click here to complete their web form.
For fly-tipping issues click here to fill out their web form.
For dog fouling issues click here to fill out their web form.
The Forest of Dean District Council has a legal duty under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to remove litter and waste from land it is responsible for. The UK Government has issued a Code of Practice on Litter and Refuse that you can download by clicking the PDF image below.
Code of Practice on Litter and Refuse
If a responsible authority fails to meet its legal duties under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 e.g. not removing litter within the timeframes set out in the code then the complainant can apply to the Magistrates Court for a litter abatement order under Section 91 of the Act. The CPRE has created a useful guide explaining this and this can be downloaded by clicking the pdf image below.
Litter Abatement Orders: Taking action to deal with persistent litter problems
The Forest of Dean District Council removes dead animals from its own land and the public highway. They will remove wild animals such as badgers and foxes.
If boar or deer is found please contact the Forestry Commission to arrange for removal on 0300 067 4800.
If the Forest of Dean District Council receive a report of a domestic pet such as cat or dog, they will try to find the owners through the pet’s collar or microchip. If there is no identification and if the animal is not causing a hazard, they will leave the animal for a short time to enable the owner to find their pet and dispose of it in the manner they would like. They will collect these types of animals if left.
The Forest of Dean District Council do not collect any animal smaller than a domestic cat or dog. If you do find a dead animal of smaller size, you can either deal with it yourself by double bagging the animal and putting it in the domestic waste bin or leave the animal to decompose naturally.
If you find more than five dead swans, wild gulls, waders or ducks please contact the Defra Helpline on 08459 335577 (9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday). You will be asked for details of the birds and the location.
The Forest of Dean District Council do not remove farm animals (such as cows, sheep or pigs) and you should report any dead farm animals to the owner if known.
The Forest of Dean District Council also do not collect dead animals from private property.
Please be aware that the Forest of Dean District Council use a specialised team to remove dead animals and unless a road is being blocked, the dead animal may be left in place until their next scheduled visit to the area.
A40 – Please contact Highways England
Phone: 0300 123 5000 (Click here for call charge information)
Please contact Gloucestershire County Council if you wish to report issues with the following:
- Traffic light not working
- Pedestrian crossing not working
(If the light is not working or stuck on red/green – call 08000 514 514)
- Other hazards on the road
- Debris, mud, oil or other spillages that could be hazardous on our roads.
(In emergency call 08000 514 514)
- Road Safety
- Water on the road
- Flooding or standing water
- Blocked or overflowing drains
- Potholes in the road
- Potholes on the pavement
- Street light continually on
- Street light out
- Street light damaged
- Illuminated bollard not lit
- Grass, weeds or verges
- Lines and road markings
- Bollards (non-illuminated)
- Bus stop or shelter