Dog fouling

Use our eForm to report dog fouling in a public place.

To report a nuisance caused by an accumulation of dog faeces in a garden or yard, contact our customer centre (Environmental Services) for advice on what action to take.

Dog waste disposal

Dog waste bins can be found in many areas within the city of York. However, if a dog bin is not available, you can use ordinary litter bins or your household waste, provided the faeces are sealed properly in a plastic bag.

Report a problem with a dog bin.

Penalty for not clearing up dog waste

It is an offence to not clean up after your dog on most footpaths, bridlepaths, parks, grass verges and amenity areas.

If you are caught not clearing up your dogs waste, you may be issued with a fixed penalty notice or even prosecuted, which can result in a fine of up to £1000.

If you see a dog fouling and the owner doesn't pick up, please report dog fouling with as much information as you possible:

  • date
  • time
  • location
  • description of dog
  • description of owner
  • address of dog owner, if known

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