Recycle for Lewisham

A blog written for residents of Lewisham

Bag that Poo … any bin will do!


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

2 thoughts on “Bag that Poo … any bin will do!

  1. i live in Downham/Bromley area Lewisham Borough and there is a major issue with dog poo, i dont think anyone picks theres up.. we even have 2 green areas within 5 mins walk from where i am but still its all over the pavement.

    why dont owners want to pick up the poo? they shouldnt be allowed to keep an animal if they cant take care of it properly

    also i never see any street cleaners – so there is no-one cleaning up after them!

    its not fair that i cant even let me little girls walk along without me in front shouting out ‘watch the poo’ and i dont go out after 4pm as its too dark i dont want to tread on it by accident. i really find it disgusting – surely i cant be the only one?


    • Hi Claire

      I have passed this onto our Enforcement Team to have a look at. I have also made our Animal Welfare Team aware of it who may be able to speak to local dog owners in the area.


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