Use our eForm to report dog or other animal waste that needs clearing up.
You can contact us:
- to report a nuisance caused by animal waste in a public place
- to report an accumulation of animal waste in a garden or yard
- for advice on what action to take
We cannot deal with reports of animal waste on grassed areas or on private land, other than in some extreme circumstances.
Penalty for not clearing up dog waste
Not cleaning up after your dog is an offence. You must clean up after your dog on most:
- bridle paths
- grass verges
- public areas
If you do not clear up your dog's waste you may be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) or prosecuted. FPNs have fines attached, and prosecution can result in a greater fine.
If you see a dog owner failing to pick up dog waste, report dog fouling to the Neighbourhood Enforcement Team.
FPNs cannot be issued in respect of other pets which are free-roaming, such as cats.
Dog waste disposal
If a dog bin is full or overflowing, we will empty it within 2 hours. If we get your report after 3.00pm, then the dog bin will be emptied before 10.00am the following working day.
If a bin is damaged or missing we will repair or replace it as soon as possible.
If a dog bin is not available you can dispose of dog waste, sealed properly in a plastic bag, in public litter bins or with your household waste.