It is every dog owner's duty to clean up after their dog and there are no excuses - fouling is unacceptable. It is an offence for dog owners not to clean up after their dog on roads, footpaths, school playing fields, sports fields and parks. Failure to do so can result in a fine of up to £1,000. It is no defence to claim ignorance of the dog's actions.
Dog owners should always carry plastic bags or poop scoops, easily bought from local pet shops, to clear up after their dog. Remember to take a bag or poop scoop just like you remember a lead!
The council maintains nearly 1,000 dog bins and more than 3,000 litter bins in the city.
Bagged dog mess can be put in any of them. If there’s no bin around, take it home with you and put in your household rubbish. Rain will not wash the problem away.
If you have a garden, encourage your dog to go there before you go out, so you can bury or bin the mess.
Never let your dog roam alone on the streets to 'go to the loo'.