Dog fouling

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Alert

If you see someone allowing their dog to foul on a public street without cleaning up afterwards, please report it to us. 

We'll try to identify the dog owner and fine them. We'll also clean up the mess.

Report dog fouling

Report dog fouling when you're on the go

We’ve made it even easier for you to report dog fouling when you're out and about.

Use our brand new chatbots on Facebook /walthamforestcouncil or Twitter

You can also use it to report fly posting and fly tipping.

When will we clean it up?

If it’s:

  • on a public street, we’ll clean it on the normal street cleaning day
  • in a children’s play area, we’ll clean it within 24 hours
  • in a park or open space, we’ll clear it on the next scheduled cleaning day (parks are cleaned a minimum of 3 times a week)

Guide dogs for the blind are exempt whilst they're working.

Dog owners: after you've bagged up your dog's mess, you can put it in any of our street litter bins. We don't have separate dog waste bins.

Fines and prosecutions Click to get info

We will investigate and decide on what action to take. This could be:

  • a fixed penalty notice of £80
  • taking you to court - if you're found guilty, you can be fined up to £1,000

Read the dog control order (263KB PDF).

If you don't have a computer, go to a Library Plus branch to use our self-service PCs to log your request/report. Someone will be there to help you if you need it.​​​​​​​