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Dog waste

Dog waste bins

Dog waste bins are emptied and inspected on a regular basis by Arun District Council. If you see one that is overflowing or damaged, please report it to Arun District Council so that it can be dealt with.

Dog fouling

Dog fouling in public places is unpleasant and can be a health hazard. Dog waste can be disposed of in one of the dog waste bins provided around town. If you cannot find a bin nearby please take the waste home and dispose of it. If that is not possible or practical, then, as a last resort, dispose of it in a standard litter bin.

Dog Fouling & Littering Fixed Penalty Notice scheme

Anyone caught dropping litter, including cigarette butts and chewing gum, or not picking up after their dog can face a fine of £80 (reduced to £50 if paid within 10 days).

This scheme is run for Arun District Council by enforcement company EH Commercial Services Ltd and operates on a zero tolerance policy. The aim of the scheme is to:

  • reduce litter 
  • encourage people to clean up after their dogs 
  • raise awareness that dropping litter or failing to clean up after their dogs will mean an £80 fine (£50 if paid within 10 days)

ADC liaise with this team to target problem-areas so if you know of a litter or dog fouling hotspot which would benefit from a visit from our officers let ADC know.

The maximum penalty on conviction is £1000.