Disposing of dog waste
Dog waste bins are provided throughout the region to encourage dog owners to clean up after their mess. You can also dispose of dog waste in your black bin. Please do not place dog waste in your garden waste bin.
If a dog fouls on designated land which the public have a right of access to, and the person in charge of the dog at that time fails to remove the faeces, that person is guilty of an offence. The maximum penalty for this offence is a fine of £1,000.
Dog fouling is both a nuisance and a serious health hazard.
Report dog fouling
To successfully convict a person of committing a dog fouling offence we need you to provide us with as much information as possible including:
- a description of the person committing the offence, their name, address, vehicle, model, colour, vehicle registration
- a description of the dog