Reporting dog fouling
Failure to clean up after your dog is an offence.
If you are aware of anyone who is allowing their dog(s) to foul in a public space and is not clearing it up, please report it.
If you would like to request dog fouling be cleared, please report it as a street cleaning problem on the Joint Waste Solutions website (external link).
Dog walkers must scoop their dog's mess up from all public, dog-friendly areas, including:
- footways and paths of all descriptions
- play areas, picnic sites and outdoor eating places
- sport playing pitches, including a five metre border surrounding them
- formal parks and land where the grass is cut
- land outside schools and hospitals
- car parks, public transport bays and surrounds
- cycleways and surfaced areas near to houses
- Basingstoke Canal towpath
- shopping areas, markets and public circulation areas
- cemeteries and war memorials
- land surrounding toilets, recycling sites and public buildings
Disposing of dog faeces
Use the provided dog bins or place in any of our litter bins. Please ensure the waste is bagged and tied.
Do not allow your pet to foul anywhere where people walk and play.
If a person allows a large quantity of dog faeces to accumulate in their garden, it may cause problems through smell and flies. We hope that any such problem can be dealt with informally. The council may serve an abatement notice under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 requiring the owner/occupier of the premises to clear the garden of all dog faeces and maintain it in a clean condition.