What to do with the waste
- Place the wrapped droppings in a litter bin
- Some parks have special dog waste bin
- Take them home and put them in your wheelie bin
Remember to wash your hands!
Where do you have to clean up?
Public places e.g.
- Canal towpaths
- School playing fields
Where do you not need to clean up?
Registered blind people in charge of a dog do not need to clean up (but any other person exercising a guide dog must clean up).
- Agricultural land
- Moor or heath
- Private gardens - but you must make sure that you do not allow droppings to create a 'statutory nuisance' and your dog must not stray into your neighbour's garden
- Roads - where the land is adjacent to roads with a speed limit of more than 40 miles per hour
- Rural common land
It is an offence to fail to remove dog faeces deposited by a dog under your control (this applies across the whole borough).
If you are issued with a fixed penalty notice for dog fouling, you have 14 days to pay the £80 penalty.
If no payment is received (or you disagree with the notice) you will be issued a summons (so you will have to appear in court).
If found guilty, you could be fined up to £1,000 for each offence.
Dog waste bins
To report a bin that needs emptying, or a damaged bin, contact the Environmental Health Team.
The team pick up dog fouling around the borough on a regular basis.