The best way to report environmental pollution is to use our online form. To use the form, you need to be signed in to your Barking and Dagenham Council My Account. If you don't have one, you can register for My Account.
Environment Agency regulation
Larger industries, such as power stations, and waste and reprocessing facilities works are regulated by the Environment Agency.
To report pollution relating to an Environment Agency-regulated site, contact the Environment Agency incident hotline on 0800 80 70 60.
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Certain industrial activities have the potential to cause pollution risks to human health and the environment. These activities are regulated to make sure that there are controls over the way they are carried out. This regulation system is called Local Authority Pollution Prevention and Control (LAPPC).
Many commercial and industrial processes require an LAPPC permit, which sets out the conditions of measures used to reduce the release of air pollutants. These measures are generally in line with the Local Authority Pollution Control: general guidance manual issued by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).
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You can apply for an environmental permit at GOV.UK, or by contacting Environmental Services by email or post.
Environmental Protection, Environmental services
Barking Town Hall, Lower Ground Floor, 1 Town Square, Barking IG11 7LU
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In Barking and Dagenham there are various permitted installations, including:
- dry cleaners
- petrol stations
- waste oil burners
- vehicle re-sprayers
- mobile crushers
- timber process
- road stone coating
- concrete batching plants
Public register of permitted installations (PDF, 218KB)
For further information, contact:
Barking and Dagenham Direct
020 8215 3000
Dry cleaning inventory templates
If you run a dry cleaning business in the borough you need to complete an inventory to comply with your permit.
Dry cleaning inventory templates (DOCX, 289KB)