Angus Council’s vice-convener of communities, Councillor Jeanette Gaul, has launched the council’s latest project to try to reduce dog fouling on county streets.
The ‘Any bin will do’ campaign was introduced to the public at Whitehills Primary School, Forfar.
Councillor Gaul said: “Although dog fouling is fundamentally the responsibility of dog owners, the council recognises it has a part to play in tackling this problem and we want to ensure that dog owners act responsibly and clear up after their dog. This leaflet aims to outline the law and be a guide to dog owners on what their responsibilities and duties are. It is also designed to help members of the public wanting to report incidents of dog fouling.”
She went on: “Dog fouling is one of the most common and unpleasant types of ‘litter’ and it is important to remember that if a dog waste bin is not readily available, you can use any litter bin or take it home and put it in your refuse bin.”
The leaflet is available on the council’s website and in all council ACCESS Offices, libraries, sports and leisure centres and in key areas across Angus where the council is targeting persistent dog fouling.