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Dog fouling

Disposal of dog waste in public

Disposing of your dog’s waste in public is easy. Simply pick it up using a bag, then deposit it in any public litter bin or take it home and place it in your landfill sack.

Dog fouling is unpleasant, dangerous and harmful. Not picking up after pets puts everyone at risk of potential diseases and infections which can cause blindness.

To target irresponsible owners, we have passed a Public Spaces Protection Order for Dog Control. In all public spaces throughout the county borough, it sets these conditions on owners with dogs under their control:

  1. You must collect and dispose of dog faeces by removing it and depositing it in a bag, or other suitable means of collection. The bagged faeces should be left in a litter bin or an allocated bin for its collection, or taken home.
  2. You must carry bags or other suitable means for collecting dog faeces.
  3. When an authorised officer requests it, you must put dogs in your control on a lead for a specific location and duration.

The order’s rules don’t apply to a person with a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 when all of these conditions are met:

  • a dog has been allocated to someone to assist with their disability
  • the dog has been specifically/formally trained by an appropriate charity
  • the person has a disability which prevents them from collecting their dog’s faeces

Pay a fine

Breaking the order carries a fixed penalty notice of £100. To pay it, please visit the website of our appointed environmental crime and enforcement contractor, 3GS.

Dog walks with free bags, and bins

A dispenser of free dog waste bags next to a bin at the start of a dog walking route.

We have partnered with TiksPac and town and community councils to provide specific dog walking routes which start with free dog bags and bins. These routes are:

  • Station Street, Garn Road, Maesteg
  • Community Centre, Caereu Football Club, Maesteg
  • Derllwyn Close, Tondu
  • Community Centre Park, Coytrahen
  • Glan-y-nant, Ynysawdre
  • Rugby Club, Heol y Cyw
  • High Street, Blaengarw
  • Lower Promenade, Porthcawl
  • Penprysg Road, Pencoed
  • Football Pitch, Brackla
  • Channel View, Brackla
  • Coity Castle, Coity
  • Playing Fields, Pendre
  • Bryn Road, Coychurch
  • St James’s Church, Pyle
  • Sunny Hill, Kenfig Hill

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