The Council has installed a number of dog bins throughout the borough to encourage owners and anyone in control of a dog to clear up after the dog to comply with the Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996.
Several types of poop scoops for removing dog waste are available from pet shops and some supermarkets. The most common type of poop scoop is an ordinary plastic bag or nappy sack, because they are cheap and easy to use.
We maintain and empty most of the dog bins generally situated on public highways or footpaths within the borough.
It is an offence not to pick up your dog's foul. If there isn't a dog bin nearby, it is acceptable to use a litter bin. If a bin is not available you should take the waste home with you. In a court of law, the fact that there wasn't a bin in the vicinity is 'not an acceptable excuse'.
Please ensure that when using the bins that the bag fully enters the bin and does not get trapped in the lid. We often receive reports of full bins and when checked it is simply a bag trapped in the lid.
Please use our online Street Cleansing Report Form to: