Compost-type odour monitoring
We regularly respond to reports from the community of compost-type smells in the Bromley area. This page shows our latest monitoring information including the number of reports we’ve received and any actions taken.
The following graph shows the number of recorded compost-type odour incidents over the past six months. We use reports from the community to inform our record of when incidents occurred.
The following graph shows the outcomes of our investigations into substantiated incidents of odour with compost-type characteristics over the past six months.
Our warranted compliance officers spent 4.25 hours responding to three compost-type odour reports in Bromley. The average response time was 15 minutes. Odour was not detected on any of these occasions. The remainder of incidents weren’t responded to due to the unavailability of warranted compliance officers at the time – our officers must prioritise their work in relation to environmental incidents.
The warranted compliance officer spent two hours responding to reports of compost-type odour in Bromley during the month of September. The average response time was 45 minutes, with two reports attended. Odour was not detected on either occasion.
Our warranted compliance officers spent 1 hour responding to compost-type odour reports during August. The response time to the one report that was attended was 7 hours. Odour was not detected. The longer response time this month was due to challenges with staff availability, including illness within the team.
Our warranted compliance officers spent 4.5 hours responding to reports of offensive and objectionable compost-type odour in Bromley, taking on average 0.5 hours to arrive. Odour was not detected on any of these responses.
Our warranted compliance officers spent 45 minutes responding to a report in Bromley, taking 2.5 hours to arrive. Odour was detected, but not at offensive and objectionable levels.
Our warranted compliance officers spent 9.5 hours responding to reports in Bromley, taking on average one hour and 10 minutes to arrive at the complainant’s location. Compost-type odour was detected at three of the 3 incidents attended, but not at an offensive or objectionable level.
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