Dog Poo & Bins
Dog Waste & The Law
A Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) has been brought in across the whole of the Milton Keynes Borough to make it illegal to fail to pick up after a dog, under your control, has fouled in a public place.
If you don't clear up after your dog, you may be issued with a fixed penalty notice. If you don’t pay the fixed penalty, you could be faced with being taken to Court, where you could pay a fine of up to £1,000.
Dog Owner's Responsibility
Don’t leave it.
Don’t throw it, that’s littering.
Don’t leave it on top of the bin or on the floor, that’s littering.
There is no Poo Fairy.
Dog poo is toxic, it doesn’t wash away, ask any parent whose kid has stepped in it. It can take over a year for poo to breakdown.
How many bins are there
GLPC chooses to provide a limited number of bins in strategic dog walking places.
GLPC currently has 27 bins in 24 locations and after the April/May survey we will be moving to a maximum of 32 bins in 31 locations .
MKC provides a very limited number of black litter bins. These can be used if the poo is double bagged.
Canal and River Trust have 3 bins in our parish.
Why place the bins there
Bins are located at prime dog walking spots and the GLPC Policy is to reduce the amount of dog fouling and dog waste bag littering in our Parish area by providing an effective network of bins to receive dog waste in popular dog walking areas and dog fouling hot spots. We will ensure they are emptied and serviced regularly
By providing an effective network of bins in popular dog walking areas and dog fouling hotspots, we hope to reduce the amount of dog fouling and dog waste bag littering in our parish.
To put bins in every area would be expensive but as the average dog walk is only 45 minutes, the map should help you find the nearest bin – black red or green!
If the bins are full, don't leave it on top
Basically this is littering – so take it to the next bin or take it home – it is your responsibility not GLPC's, MKC's or the rest of the community – do the right thing.
GLPC's other policy is to maintain an effective enforcement service and make full use of current controls, such as CCTV or the Enforcement Officer and resident intel to ensure that dog fouling and waste bag littering is effectively controlled.
If you know the hot spots or anti social people – please let us know – ring us or email us - in the past good community intel has landed people with fines and hopefully the realiseation that they need to do the right thing.
I hate carrying smelly poo about!
Buy good quality poo bags – the Parish Office sells them if you need some.
Buy a “dicky bag". You can clip this to your belt or dog lead. They store dog poo bags, both full and empty.