Lithium battery fires

Lithium batteries have caused fires in the rubbish lorries. Please do not put batteries in your waste or recycling bin. All batteries (including lithium batteries from e-bikes and e-scooters and other re-chargeable devices) can be taken to the Reuse and Recycling Centre at Northumberland Wharf.


Group of wasps

Photo credit: wasps by bagsgroove is licensed under CC BY 2.0

What are wasps?

They are flying insects that often nest in buildings. They can be aggressive and have a painful sting.

 Wasp nest and eggs in a building

Photo credit: (Mowry Swamp) by Derell Licht is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

How do you get rid of a wasp nest?

It's best to get professional treament. 

Nest locations can be high or difficult to reach. There is often a risk of falling and injury. 

Wasps can be dangerous in groups, even if you don't have allergies to their stings.

Can the council help get rid of wasps?

Yes, we have experienced pest controllors you can hire to treat the problem. 

We can apply insecticide powder around the wasp nest entrance and exit. We can spray the nest directly.