Published: Monday, 31st January 2022
The borough council is embarking on a rapid programme to replace up to a third of the council-owned dog poo bins across West Norfolk.
Cllr Stuart Dark MBE, Leader of the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk, explains: “We have made it clear, in both words and action, that we, like most residents and visitors, love west Norfolk and our beautiful surroundings. This was most recently demonstrated by our investment of just short of £400K in an enhanced service to tackle illegal fly-tipping and support great local litter picking initiatives. This action now adds to that by helping the many, many responsible dog owners in our area dispose properly of their pet’s waste and help them and others enjoy safely our streets, walks and open spaces.
“We know that defective and overflowing bins have been an issue for many parishes. Our public open space team will, over the coming weeks, assess the condition of current dog waste bins across the 550 square miles of the borough and replace ones that are damaged, defective or showing their age as required. Additionally, many popular locations will benefit from increased capacity.”
Cllr Paul Kunes, Cabinet member for Environment, added: “We love West Norfolk and we know responsible dog owners do too. We want to help and encourage all dog owners to pick up and dispose of their dog’s waste appropriately as left mess can be a health hazard and plastic bagged mess left lying around and not taken away is both damaging to the environment and unsightly. This is a small step to help dog walkers do the right thing and either drop their dog’s waste in a fully operational bin on their walk or take it home and dispose of it in their black bin.”