Who is Responsible For Emptying Dog Waste Bins?

Who is Responsible For Emptying Dog Waste Bins?

We are a definite nation of animal lovers. According to a joint YouGov/PDSA survey, 27% of adults in the UK own a dog. That’s 10.2 million adorable pooches, and of course, a lot of dog poo! But who’s responsible for emptying those dog waste bins?

The Problem with Dog Waste

A survey by Dogs Trust Bridgend found that 52% of people in Cardiff said dog poo was their biggest annoyance in public places. You might think this isn’t surprising. However, what is surprising is that they rated it as being more of a problem than smoking and littering. 40% of the people surveyed said they came across dog poo that hadn’t been cleaned up more than once per week.

Dog poo isn’t just unpleasant, it’s a health risk. Contact with the germs in dog waste can cause sickness and in serious cases, even blindness. That’s why dog waste bins are so essential. They make disposing of dog poo easier and much more convenient.

Who is Responsible For Emptying Dog Waste Bins?

Councils are usually responsible for the installation, upkeep, and emptying of dog waste bins. Though not always. Private landowners who install dog waste bins are responsible for emptying them too. Often you can tell who is responsible for the bin by the logo that’s on the front of it.

Why Use Dog Waste Bins and Not Just Any Old Bin?

When councils or private landowners install bins, they must be fit for their purpose. Dog waste bins have features that other bins don’t because they deal with a particular type of waste. For example, our Post Mountable Dog Waste Bin. It comes with a sack retention system and so much more!

Has a hinged lid to keep unpleasant odours at bay

A lot of dog poo in dog waste bins can create a bit of a stink, so a hinged lid is a must. It also prevents rainwater from getting in as well as pests.

What is a sack retention system?

This holds the bin bag securely in place and makes waste collection and cleaning far easier.

Is manufactured from tough 2mm galvanised steel

Its durable construction means that this dog waste bin is built to last. In fact, it has a 10-year anti-perforation warranty which makes it a very sound investment.

Features eye-catching graphics and colour options

This makes it easier for dog owners to spot where they can dispose of their dog waste. This dog waste bin comes in either bright red or racing green. It’s also supplied with a ‘Clean it Up’ vinyl sticker as standard. It never hurts to give people a gentle nudge towards doing the right thing.

Can be post-mounted

To encourage people to clean up after their pets, dog waste bins need to be displayed in an easy-to-spot location. This dog waste bin can be secured to any post or railing to create a semi-permanent structure. This is perfect for public parks and beauty spots where dog waste disposal containers need to be convenient without getting in the way.

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