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Dog Fouling 

Carmarthenshire County Council actively encourages dog owners to act responsibly and clear up after their dogs.

Although the majority of residents are responsible and pick up after their dog, a careless few are still giving dogs a bad name.

Littering our parks, pavements and public spaces, dog fouling is one of the main causes of complaint to the council. 

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Grab It,  Bag it,  Bin It!

  1. Always keep a good supply of plastic bags near your dog’s lead (supermarket carrier bags make great poop scoops) so you don’t forget when you go out for a walk. Simply insert your hand in the plastic bag and pick up your dog’s waste.
  2. Carefully turn the plastic bag inside out and your dog’s mess will then be ‘bagged’.
  3. Dispose of your bag in a public litter bin.

Pick up or pay up

The council’s environmental enforcement officers regularly patrol the county and anyone caught failing to clean up after their pet is issued with a fixed penalty notice of £75.

Failure to pay within 14 days could result in £1,000 fine through prosecution in the Magistrates Court.

If you have witnessed a dog-fouling incident in your area please contact Carmarthenshire Direct on telephone: 01267 234567, or email: .

You can now report a dog-fouling incident online by completing our Online Dog Fouling Report Form below.

Dog Fouling Online Report Form

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Disposing of your dog mess

Householders are being asked to dispose of their dog mess carefully. If out walking, please use the number of public litter bins throughout the county.

If possible, encourage your dog to use your garden (toilet training at puppy stage can help) - you can then either bury the mess or flush it down the toilet/sewer.

You can also buy specially designed ‘doggy loos’. This works just like a bin, half buried in your garden - except that you never need to empty it, as natural processes then break the contents down and disperse them harmlessly into the soil.

Dog loos are available from a number of local pet stores including Pets at Home in Llanelli and Carmarthen and can also be ordered by phone or online from pet product suppliers.

If you do have to dispose of dog mess in your black bag make sure it is double-wrapped and mixed in with other types of waste.

Page last updated on 02/12/2013
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