Dog waste is a nuisance, but it can also be a danger, particularly to young children. Dog waste can lead to serious illnesses such as Toxocariasis (round worm infection).
It is your responsibility to clear up after your pet.
Where to get rid of your dog's waste
You can get rid of your dog's waste in:
- An allocated dog bin
- Any black litter bin.
Penalties for dog fouling
If you let your dog leave waste and you don’t clear it up, we can issue you an £80 penalty on the spot. If you don’t pay the penalty, we can take you to court where the maximum fine is £1,000. If one of our officers asks you for your name and address and you don’t give it, we could fine you £1,000.
If you are a council tenant or leaseholder and you cause a nuisance to neighbours and other residents because of dog fouling or not keeping your dog under control we can take action against you.
Report someone who doesn’t clear up
If you know someone who is not clearing up after their dog, you can speak to Community Safety. We won’t ask for your name.