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Dog fouling

We have installed bins for dog waste around the city. You can also use any litter bin as long as the poo is in a bag.

Failing to clear up dog mess is a criminal offence with a maximum penalty on conviction of £1,000. This includes fouling on open land, roads, footpaths or grass verges.

It's no defence to say you had nothing to clean up with – always carry a poop scoop and a bag.

You can pick up some free dog poo bags from our customer service centre at Mandela House. Some of our community centres also provide them. We no longer provide these bags from the Guildhall.

Tell us about dog mess to be cleared

Use our online 'Dangerous waste' form to ask us to clear up dog mess.

Report dog mess

We need you to tell us:

  • the location of the waste including whether it is on public or private land
  • a description of the waste to help us find it
  • Whether there are any factors (such as access restriction) that might prevent us getting to the waste

Dog fouling outside Cambridge

If you want to request dog poo be cleaned up or to report somebody failing to clean up after their dog but you do not live in Cambridge, please contact South Cambridgeshire District Council.