Dog waste bins are located at locations such as grass verges, pedestrian areas, footpaths and larger open spaces. The dog bins are checked and emptied on a weekly basis. You can also use any litter bin to dispose of dog waste, provided it is properly bagged.
Each Durham County Council salt bin has a unique reference number on it.
If you are aware of a salt bin that is empty and needs refilling simply call the Highways Action Line on 0191 370 6000 or email HAL@durham.gov.uk and quote the unique reference number.
If there is a problem with dog fouling in your area or you see someone failing to clean up their dog’s mess, please contact us, giving as much information as possible, such as:
- Date and Time
- Description of the dog
- Dog owner and if possible their address
This information will be passed to the Neighbourhood Wardens to make enquiries and take the necessary action against the offender. All reports are dealt with in confidence.
If a pavement or verge is badly fouled, the problem can be reported to Durham County Council who can arrange for the mess to be cleaned up and/or arrange for an officer to patrol the area in an effort to catch the offenders.
You can report dog fouling on 0300 026 1000 or visit www.durham.gov.uk/dogfouling
Please encourage your family and friends to be responsible, it will help us keep County Durham clean.