Recycling and rubbish

Dog fouling

Clean Streets app

You can now report dog fouling online using the Clean Islington app, which is available for free for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone via app stores.

It is the responsibility of dog owners to clean up after their dogs.

Dog fouling is one of the main concerns that Islington residents bring to our attention. In our 2008 public consultation on irresponsible dog ownership there was overwhelming support for the introduction of new dog control orders.

The following behaviour is against the law and may result in an £80 fine:

  • Failure to remove dog fouling from any public space

  • Not putting or keeping a dog on a lead when directed to do so by an authorised officer in any public space

  • Allowing a dog to enter an area from which dogs are excluded.

Reporting irresponsible dog owners

You can help us to identify irresponsible dog owners by reporting problems to the anti-social behaviour line on 020 7527 7272.

How we tackle dog fouling

  • We have undertaken a campaign of education and advice regarding responsible dog ownership

  • We have placed signs on all litterbins and in and around parks and estates, highlighting the law and penalties

  • Our trained, authorised officers carry out patrols in local areas to look out for dog owners breaking the law.

The vast majority of dog owners have a responsible attitude, however there are a few who don’t and while our emphasis continues to be on education, prevention and responsible dog ownership, in some cases it is necessary to issue fixed penalty notices and even prosecute offenders as a last resort.

Exclusion zones and dog control orders

All dog exclusion areas are signed and you can check which areas are dog free by checking the attachment below for information.

Please use the links to view more information about your rights as a dog owner from the Kennel Club and advice on looking after your dog from the Dog’s Trust.

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