Dog fouling

Use our eForm to report dog waste that needs clearing up.

report dog fouling

You can contact us:

  • to report a nuisance caused by dog waste in a public place
  • to report an accumulation of dog waste in a garden or yard
  • for advice on what action to take

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:

  • footpaths
  • bridle paths
  • parks
  • grass verges
  • public areas

If you do not clear up your dog's waste you may be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice or prosecuted. Prosecution can result in a fine of up to £1000.

If you see a dog owner failing to pick up dog waste, report dog fouling with as much information as possible, such as:

  • date
  • time
  • location
  • description of dog
  • description of owner
  • address of dog owner

Dog waste disposal

Report a dog bin problem

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.

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