Smells and odour

Dealing with smells and fumes

Issues relating to smells and fumes from homes and businesses are dealt with by the Environmental Health team.  

We investigate complaints about excessive smells from commercial businesses and can take action if it is considered to be a statutory nuisance. 

Environmental Health complaints form

You can submit a complaint about smells online.  Our usual procedure is to send a letter to the address complained of, explaining the circumstances, what can be done and inviting them to discuss the matter. 

If you are troubled by smells, or have a general enquiry, you can contact Environmental Health customer support team (contact details on right).

Smells from Farnham Sewage Treatment works

If you are concerned about smells from the Farnham Sewage Treatment works, see our Farnham Sewage page for information.

How to minimise smells from cooking

Smells from cooking may be due to poor design or maintenance of the filters in the kitchen extract system. The problem can normally be resolved by regular cleaning or replacing of the filters.

How to minimise smells from bins

Where bins are a problem, the answer normally lies in regular waste collection, good fitting bin lids and regular washing down of the bin storage area.



Page owner: Paul Shrimpton. Last updated: 26/07/2017 14:24

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