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Any bin will do!

Published on Tuesday, 15th August 2017

Various dog bins are being removed across the Borough and a host of new dual use bins installed.

Pet owners are urged to make use of the new dual use bins or take the waste home to dispose of in their own domestic waste bin. The move is to make it easier for those with dogs to locate suitable bins in parks and open spaces and ensures that adequate provision is made in all areas across the Borough. 

“We have listened to comments from residents about the availability of bins across the Borough and have taken action accordingly.

“We’ve looked at what bins are needed where, then we’ve relocated or replaced where appropriate. As the Environment Agency no longer requires dog waste to be kept separate from general waste, it makes sense for dog owners to make use of ordinary bins - the only exceptions are bins next to benches and children’s playgrounds, but the bins are labelled up to make it clear.

“Many of the dog bins that were under-used in the Borough have been removed and relocated to areas where there wasn’t enough provision. All our red dog waste bins can now take general waste too – again, we’ve made sure that the bins are labelled to make it clear.

“In rationalising our bins we’ve removed some of the plastic dog waste bins that were in poor condition and installed 27 brand new dual use bins. Overall the location of bins should be easier for users to find them.”

Cllr Ian Lloyd, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Parks & Open Spaces

Dual use litter sticker

^ These stickers denote bins where you can dispose of both litter and dog waste

 

Litter only sticker

^ These stickers are on bins near to children's play areas and public benches - so you can only dispose of litter in these bins, not dog waste.