Dog fouling

You can put dog waste into any of the council bins – they are for normal litter and dog waste. If there is no bin available, owners should take their dog waste home with them.

We will investigate reports of dog fouling in public playgrounds or on public pavements.

We will take action against owners who do not clear up after their dog. 

 

To report dog waste, you will need:

  • the location of the waste
  • a photo of the waste (if you have one)
  • your name, address and contact number

To report an owner for not clearing up after their dog, you will need:

  • the location of the waste
  • the time and date the fouling happened
  • a description of the person involved
  • a photo of the waste (if you have one)
  • your name, address and contact number

Once we receive your dog fouling report, we will:

  • clear the dog waste within one working day (if it’s on a hard surface)
  • contact the owner to ask them to stop dog fouling

If an owner refuses to clear up after their dog, we can give them a fixed penalty notice.