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Dog mess and dog control

Litter and dog waste bins

All of our bins are for litter and dog waste and we aim to empty them weekly. The bins in Top Town, Freeman Street, Cleethorpes Town Centre and the resort are emptied at least twice a day.

If you see any bins which are:

  • full and overflowing
  • damaged
  • or know of a place in need of a dual bin

You can fill in our litter and dog waste bins report.

Dog fouling and PSPO

We have a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) for dog fouling and dog control issues. Complaints are regularly received from residents about dog fouling and the behaviour of some dogs. This order deals with the following issues:

  • dog fouling
  • showing means to pick up dog mess
  • dogs not on leads in areas they should be
  • dogs in areas where they should not be

You can be issued with a fixed penalty of £100 if you breach the order.

If you fail to pay the fixed penalty, it is likely you will prosecuted in the magistrates’ court and be fined up to £1000.

Download the Dog Control Public Space Protection Order – Dog Control (PDF, 2MB) – Not accessible

If you want to request that dog mess is cleared complete our Dog fouling report.

Report a PSPO breach

To report a dog related PSPO breach complete our Public Space Protection Order form on the MyNelincs portal. This includes:

  • Dogs in the cemetery after closing time
  • Dogs on Cleethorpes Beach within the restricted period and restricted area (Good Friday to 30 September, from Wonderland rock groyne to Cleethorpes Leisure Centre)
  • Dogs off lead during opening times for all cemeteries, green burial areas and woodland burial areas
  • Dogs off lead in parks and open spaces when in use for an organised event
  • Failing to clear dog mess
  • Dogs within restricted areas e.g. fenced/enclosed children’s play area
  • Dogs within the bowling green recreation field at Sussex Recreational Ground, Cleethorpes

Pay your dog fouling/dog control fine

If you have received a fine for dog fouling or in relation to dog control offences, you need to pay your fine through the Doncaster Council website (Our enforcement partner).

Littering, dog fouling and dog control prosecutions

Download details of Littering, dog fouling and dog control prosecutions (XLS, 10KB)

Stray and lost dogs

For information on what to do if you have lost your dog or a stray needs reporting go to our stray and lost dogs page.

Stray and lost dogs

Contact details

Litter and dog waste bins

Dog fouling report

Pay your dog fouling / dog control fine

Doughty Depot, Doughty Road, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN32 0LL

Telephone: 01472 326300, option 1