Call the Environment Agency incident hotline to report:

  • damage or danger to the natural environment
  • pollution to water or land
  • poaching or illegal fishing
  • dead fish or fish gasping for air
  • watercourses blocked by a vehicle or fallen tree causing risk of flooding
  • flooding from main rivers or the sea
  • illegal dumping of hazardous waste or large amounts of industrial waste
  • incidents at Environment Agency-regulated waste sites
  • illegal removals from watercourses
  • unusual changes in river flow
  • collapsed or badly damaged river or canal banks

Incident hotline
Telephone: 0800 80 70 60
24-hour service
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Incidents you should report to local councils and utility companies

For the following incidents, see the separate guidance to find out whether you should notify your local council or the utility company:

If you’re in Wales

Report the incident to Natural Resources Wales.