Dust can be a nuisance when it gets in your eyes, mouth and nose. If you are bothered by dust, you can complain to Environmental Health and they will investigate.
If we find someone has been unreasonably creating dust which is causing a nuisance, then Environmental Health will serve a legal notice on the person responsible. That person (or company) will then be required to stop the nuisance.
How to avoid causing dust
Try not to create dust outside on a windy day, as this may blow it towards neighbouring properties. If the dust is coming from the ground, then using water to dampen the area is a good idea.
If dust is created as part of a process and then blown into the open air, some form of filtration may be an option; particularly if the dust is blowing into a neighbouring property.
If the problem of dust is particularly complex, the person or company responsible may need to ask a specialist consultant to help.
Environmental Health - Contact us Online Back To Top