Dog waste bins are provided by your Parish Council for use by dog walkers to dispose of small amounts of dog waste whilst walking their dogs. Please ensure any dog waste is securely wrapped in a small plastic bag/poop scoop bag. Dog waste bins are not designed for carrier bags full of dog waste from your garden, this results in them being filled too quickly and overflowing.
What should I do with dog waste from my garden?
You can place dog waste from your garden into your own green household waste bin, as long as it is securely wrapped, alternatively if you don’t wish to do this, you can take it to a Norfolk County Council recycling centre
What should I do if there isn’t a dog bin close by?
If you are out walking your dog and there isn’t a dog waste bin close by, you can place dog waste (again as long as it is securely wrapped) into a litter bin. If either bin is full or not available then please take it home and dispose of into your own green household waste bin.
The Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996 allows local authorities to designate most public land as poop scoop areas without having to refer to central government. Previously, local authorities had to secure the agreement of central government to create the necessary bylaws. Under the new Act, failure to clear up on designated land is an offence subject to a maximum fine of £1000. Local authorities can also give offenders the option of paying a fixed penalty rather than go to Court. The main legislation relating to dog fouling is dealt with under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (Part IV). (Information from Keep Britain Tidy)