Dog fouling is a major issue for many of our towns and cities. It is not only unpleasant but can pose a health threat. Some dog owners still fail to clean up after their dogs and the highest level of dog fouling can be found in areas where people actually live.
In Lewisham we want to make it as easy as possible for dog owners to dispose of their pets poo. This means that residents can now dispose of their Dog Poo in any litter bins in the borough, including those in parks – just make sure it’s bagged before it goes in!
This does not mean that we’ll be removing existing Dog Poo bins, the only reason these bins would be removed is if they become damaged or fall into a state of disrepair.
It is the responsibility of the dog owner or the person in charge of the dog to clear up any dog fouling left by their dog. If this does not happen a Fixed Penalty Notice can be issued, or if the case goes to court a fine of up to £1000.00.
So please “Bag that poo, any bin will do!”
If you do see any Dog Poo, you can report it using love clean streets