Dog fouling tops many people's list of concerns regarding problems found on the streets. As well as carrying harmful bugs which can lead to infection, asthma and even blindness, all sorts of worm and bacteria can live in soil long after the dog mess has decomposed.

By law, dog owners must pick up faeces left by their dog in public spaces. If they do not, they can be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice, which gives them an opportunity to avoid prosecution by the court, by paying a sum of money (in this case, for £75). Picking up after your dog is easy, and freshly deposited faeces are not infectious. Although there are lots of dog fouling bins around, bagged dog fouling can also be disposed of in general litter bins. If there isn’t a bin nearby, it should be disposed of responsibly back at home.

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Tackling dog fouling

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Pawprints to bins

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