Dog Fouling

As a dog owner it is your responsibility to clear up after your dog.

The maximum fine for failing to clear up after your dog is £1,000.

Report Dog Fouling

Where the law applies

  • footpaths, grass verges, parking areas or hard surfaced areas alongside or on the carriage way of a road. You must pick up on the actual road if the speed limit is 40mph or less
  • all public footpaths
  • all private roads and footpaths
  • all recreation grounds and open spaces
  • all roads and footpaths on housing estates provided by the local authority
  • all pedestrianised areas in towns and village centres
  • all public car parks

Disposing of dog waste

You can dispose of dog waste:

  • in specialist dog waste bins
  • normal rubbish bins (waste must be bagged)
  • in your own black bin at home

Report An Overflowing Bin