If you see a vehicle you think is abandoned and doesn't have a tax disc you can report it to us. Report an abandoned vehicle(s) online
- Report a missed bin online - If you have presented your bin (containers) at the agreed boundary point on the correct collection day by 7am and they have not been taken, then you can report it to us. Please be aware that pick up times may vary. If you presented your bin after 7am and have missed the collection then the crews will not return to collect it.
- Recycling and waste container request online - If any of your containers (wheelie, caddy, recycling box or communal bin) have been stolen or damaged beyond use please report it to us.
Broken glass is treated the same as litter. Harlow Council enforcement officers can issue Fixed Penalty Notices which are currently £80 to people who drop litter. Report broken glass online
Dog fouling is where a person in charge of a dog allows it to foul and fails to clean it up. This runs the risk of spreading Toxocariasis, which can lead to eye damage and blindness. To prevent this, dog owners should always clean up after their dog and by doing so, they would avoid the possibility of being fined up to £1000. Report dog fouling online
Fly-posting is the illegal displaying of advertisement posters on public or private property without permission. Similarly to fly-tipping or illegal dumping, fly-posting is an eye-sore to the environment and is extremely costly to remove. Report fly posting online
Fly-tipping or dumped rubbish
If you see fly-tipping or dumped rubbish please report it to us. Report Fly-tipping or dumped rubbish online
Graffiti is an illegal or unauthorised defacing of a building or other structure by painting or otherwise marking it with words, pictures or symbols. Graffiti removal costs Harlow Council and private landowners thousands of pounds every year. Report Graffiti online
Hatred is a strong term that goes beyond simply causing offence or hostility. You can report an incident of Hate Crime using a secure form. Your information will be kept private and confidential, however, it will be shared with relevant agencies. This is to ensure that victims receive the most appropriate support. Report an incident of Hate Crime
Report a highway problem such as potholes, road markings, kerb and pavement defects to Essex County Council
Harlow Council enforcement officers can issue Fixed Penalty Notices which are currently £80 to people who drop litter. Report litter online
The Council has a small enforcement team set up to investigate alleged breaches of planning controls, negotiate resolutions and where necessary carry out enforcement action. Report an alleged breach of planning control online. Any enforcement action must be proportionate to the breach and justifiable should any appeal against the action be taken. More information on planning enforcement
- Council Tenants - report a Council housing repair and more information on Council Tenant responsibilities
- Leaseholders - report a repair about a Council block
Most street lighting in Harlow is owned and maintained by Essex County Council, the identifying number on he column will usually be made up of black numbers and/or letters on a white background.
Squatters in Council buildings
Do you have concerns that a Harlow Council property may be occupied by squatters? If so please report this for investigation to Contact Harlow. Your report will be treated in confidence and can be made anonymously.
Whether you see a supermarket trolley, roll cage or a basket, in a ditch or by the side of the road, you can use the Trolleywise app take a photo and report it. Trolleywise is the nationwide trolley retrieval service, removing over 400,000 trolleys off our streets every year. Around the UK, approximately 1.5million trolleys are abandoned on our streets and in our waterways each year, causing disruption, danger and potentially harmful environmental pollution. Download the app from the Trolleywise website