More bins for dog walkers
13th July 2016
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Previously, bagged up dog poo had to be placed in the red dog bins located around Exeter. But in a move to make things easier for dog owners and dog walkers, standard litter bins can now be used to dispose of the waste.

It will go to Exeter’s energy-from-waste facility which can treat up to 60,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste every year. The poo, along with anything else that can’t be salvaged, still creates valuable energy which gets fed back into the National Grid.

Cllr Rob Hannaford, Lead Councillor for Health and Place, said: “With more and more people owning a dog, we want to make it easier for people to get rid of their dog waste responsibly. Allowing people to use ordinary litter bins, which are in more locations around the city, gives people more options to dispose of their pet’s waste and no excuse for dog fouling.”

Old and damaged dog bins will be replaced with litter bins, except in a few areas such as the Valley Parks. This will provide an increased capacity across the city. Look out for stickers on bins advising where dog waste can be disposed of.

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