The council has adopted the Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996 which makes it an offence for you to allow your dog to foul public land without 'picking up'. Unfortunately not all dog owners act responsibly by 'picking up' after their dog and the cost of this falls on YOU, the taxpayer. Dog owners who are caught not 'picking up' will be issued with a fixed penalty notice of £75. Non-payment of this notice could result in prosecutions where magistrates can fine up to £1000.
If you witness anyone allowing their dog to foul without 'picking up', please tell us about it. Also, if you discover a public area where dog owners have allowed their dogs to foul but did not witness the offence, please let us know and we will arrange for the area to be cleansed.
Alternatively, you can report any dog fouling issues by calling Waste Strategy and Operations on 01443 866566. We will keep your identity anonymous if you ask us to.
Dog fouling bins
We provide over 400 dog-fouling bins across the borough. If there is no dog fouling bins where you walk your dog, please place the waste in a plastic bag, and either deposit in a litter bin or take it home and dispose with your household waste.
We try to ensure that we provide dog-fouling bins at all known dog fouling black spots. However, if you identify an area where there is no bin provided, we would like you to let us know. Likewise, if you discover a bin that is damaged or overflowing please report it to us.
Alternatively, you can call Waste Strategy and Operations on 01443 866566.
Shameful, Filthy, Selfish
Caerphilly County Borough Council takes a no-nonsense approach to the issue of dog fouling and littering and has produced a graphic short film clip highlighting the health dangers of dog mess being left in our parks, playing fields and other public areas.
The film clip is part of the council's wider new campaign called 'Shameful, Filthy, Selfish' and is designed to encourage people to clean up their mess and report the inconsiderate minority who feel it is acceptable to litter or fail to clean up after their dogs.