Report dog fouling

It is illegal to not pick up your dog’s mess from any public place or footpath. Please report this crime here.

What you need to know...

If you're walking your dog, make sure you carry poop scoop bags so you can easily pick up any of your dog’s mess.

For hygiene reasons, you must double-bag the dog mess when disposing of it in any of our litter bins.

If you use a dog waste bin in a park, the dog mess can be disposed of in a single bag.

If you don't have any poop scoop bags with you, you can pick them up for free from our street cleaners.

Next steps

Dog fouling is an environmental crime.

The law allows our Environmental Crime Enforcement Officers to give anyone seen not clearing up after their dog an on-the-spot fine called a fixed penalty notice (FPN).

The FPN is for £50, but if you are prosecuted in court for dog fouling you could receive a maximum fine of £1,000.

Report dog fouling