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What to do after a flood

If you are unfortunate enough to be flooded, here are a few pointers for when you first get home.

Waste disposal

Some flood waste may be taken away by the normal refuse collection, but normally it will need to be loaded into skips. District councils may provide these. If yours does not, contact a skip hire company (you will need a licence to put a skip on a public highway).

Waste taken to local tips will be classified as controlled waste and must be handled properly.

Waste management firms can be found in the Yellow Pages or on

Do not throw anything away without checking with your insurer first if you are planning to claim for it – it is classed as evidence!

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Page updated: 04/12/2020 Page updated by: Flooding Team

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