Dog Fouling

Increased incidents of Dog Fouling  Dec 2022/Jan 2023

We have received reports of increased incidents of dog fouling on footpaths and along the nature trail.  The great majority of dog walkers do pick up after their dog and get really annoyed with the few who don’t as they don’t want to be “tarred with the same brush.” There is no excuse for not picking up.

We can confirm that all East Riding of Yorkshire Council litter bins may be used for disposing of bagged up dog waste collected whilst walking your dog.  If anyone leaves bags of dog waste on trees, bushes, the base of a lamp post etc. they are committing a littering offence that may also be punished by way of a £75 fixed penalty being issued.

Please note that it is a requirement of the dog walking field that all dog waste is collected. 

Laws on Dog Fouling

There are local laws in the East Riding, known as Public Spaces Protection Orders.

These assist in dealing with nuisance in relation to the control of dogs, consumption of alcohol or access to certain public areas that are detrimental to the local communities way of life, by imposing conditions on the use of that area which apply to everyone. They are designed to ensure the law-abiding majority can use public spaces, safe from anti-social behaviour.


Public Spaces Protection Orders for Cherry Burton

In general, it is an offence not to clear up after your dog if it fouls on land in the open air which the public has access to. A person guilty of this offence can be issued with a fixed penalty notice of £75.


The following document provides more detail on this law. 

Public Spaces Protection Orders - Dog Leaflet