Waste, Recycling, Environment

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Dog Fouling

The Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 gives councils the power to make dog control orders.

One of these orders makes it an offence for anyone to fail to clear up dog faeces deposited by a dog in his or her charge on designated land.  Designated land is all land within the borough boundaries which is open to the air and to which the public are entitled or permitted to have access.

Privately owned land within  within the borough to which the public are entitled or permitted to have access is included in the order.  Offenders may be given a fixed penalty notice, or in certain circumstances be prosecuted.  Non-payment of a fixed penalty notice may result in prosecution.

Registered blind people and people who make use of a trained assistance dog (other than registered deaf people whose disability will not prevent them from being aware of and removing dog faeces) are exempt from a dog control order.

Securely bagged dog waste should be placed in dog waste bins, litter bins or your grey domestic bin.

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