Please Clean Up After Your Dog!
Written by Gavin on 6th May 2020
Dog owners in Rhondda Cynon Taf are being reminded to be responsible and clean up after their dogs.
The Council has received a number of complaints around dog fouling in its streets and sports pitches, which is not only unsightly, but could lead to major health consequences at a time when NHS resources are already stretched – and residents are asked to please think and act to ensure that these areas remain dog (waste) free.
Dog owners are also reminded that dogs are not permitted on sports fields on or off a lead. Some of these areas are now being used by people to carry out their daily outdoor exercises on.
During these unprecedented times, the Council’s dedicated Streetcare team are doing all they can to carry out their ‘normal’ duties and we are calling out to residents to help us where they can, by simply cleaning up after their dogs – just think Bag IT and Bin IT! Despite the national emergency, the Council will take action if necessary but we are calling on dog owners to act responsibly at all times.
The Council is also receiving reports of dog owners leaving their ‘doggy bags’ hooked on to bins, making them appear to be full, as owners do not want to touch the dog waste bin handles – where this is the case we ask that where possible, you take the ‘doggy bags’ home and dispose of them in your own black bag/wheelie bin waste – remember to wash your hands after doing so.
We have received further reports that a small minority of people are dropping litter or, even worse, fly-tipping – we are also asking residents to love where they live and ensure that our open spaces remain safe and enjoyable for everyone. If you are caught fly-tipping we will take action as two people discovered recently, as they received a £400 fine. Despite the coronavirus national emergency, the Council has recommenced its bulky waste collection service, and bookings can be made here.