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Dog waste

We provide dog bins in parks and other areas often used by dog walkers. Dog waste can also be placed in any bin.

If you are a dog owner, you are required by law to clean up after your dog in public places. That includes roads, pavements, parks, car parks and all shared open spaces.

If you fail to clean up after your dog, you are committing an offence and may be issued with a fixed penalty notice.

What we can do

If there are large amounts of fouling or evidence of a persistent problem we will look to use a combination of education and enforcement action. For example, we may erect temporary signage, increase patrols in the area, give advice to dog owners or we may issue offenders with a fixed penalty notice.

If the report is a large amount of fouling or is in a priority area such as a busy school route or shopping parade, a cleansing crew will be dispatched to clean the area.

Report dog fouling