Environment Agency's response to complaints about Bletchley Landfill
Published: 01 October 2020
The Environment Agency has received a number of reports
relating to unpleasant odours and litter from Bletchley Landfill. Their officers have
responded to some of these complaints and attended both the site and the local
area to undertake assessments for odour and litter.
To date, the Environment Agency have identified a small
number of breaches of the Environmental Permit and the operator has been scored
for these. The Environment Agency have set the operator a number of actions to
take that should help to reduce the likelihood of both odour and litter
escaping the site. Environment Agency officers will continue to attend the site
on a regular basis and are liaising with the site operator to identify further
improvements that can be put in place to further reduce the potential for
off-site odours or litter.
The Environment Agency are currently unable to
provide a timescale on when odours will be reduced to levels that do not cause
a nuisance as this work is ongoing, however they anticipate improvements from
mid-October 2020. There should be a further update by the end of October 2020.
The Environment Agency is asking residents to continue to
report the odours to them using their incident hotline – 0800 80 70 60. This
will ensure that they have an accurate record of the extent of the problem and
it will help Environment Agency officers to target their investigations.
Please find more information in the Environment Agency's Community Briefing.