Dog waste can be left in litter bins

Dog waste is accepted in SKDC litter bins. EMN-160520-175421001
Dog waste is accepted in SKDC litter bins. EMN-160520-175421001

Dog owners in South Kesteven are being reminded their pets’ waste can be placed in litter bins – as long as it is bagged.

Increasing numbers of litter bins around the district now carry the message ‘dog waste accepted’ encouraging owners to use the bins as long as the waste is in a bag.

However, even bins without this logo can be used for bagged waste.

SKDC’s Executive Manager for Environment Ian Yates said: “We know rules vary from district to district in Lincolnshire so we are continuing to remind dog owners they can use litter bins for their pet waste in South Kesteven.

“Our Environmental Health team work with and educate dog owners on their responsibilities to pick up after their pets.

“If you’ve bagged the waste and can’t find a litter bin then please do the right thing and take the waste home.

“We want everyone to enjoy our public open spaces and leave highways and paths free of mess, litter or fly-tipping.”

Residents and businesses wishing to report dog fouling should so do so online at www.southkesteven.gov.uk