Environmental Issues

Green Dog Walker Initiative

Environmental Awareness

Anti-Dog Fouling Bag it Bin it Campaign

Anti-Dog Fouling Bag it Bin it Campaign

The Anti-Dog Fouling Regional Campaign has been launched this July 2022. The aim is to equip Local Authorities, Community Groups, Schools and Organisations across the region to address the problem of dog mess! The more people and groups that get behind the campaign the more effective it will be. Higher participation will lead to a greater impact in tackling this problem. The campaign is to encourage dog owners to address dog fouling in a promotional campaign. Various local community and Tidy Towns groups are supporting the campaign with the message – Bag it, Bin it. #BagItBinIt
We love dogs, but while the vast majority of dog owners are responsible and clean up after their pets, there are instances of dog fouling on streets and in green spaces on an ongoing basis around Fingal. Dog poo is dangerous for children, it’s awful when children's pushchairs and wheelchair users get soiled.

We have produced a media pack containing images, video and an animated gif which can be downloaded here.


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Green Dog Walkers is a regional programme involving most of the Local Authorities in the Leinster area. It is a non-confrontational, friendly way to change attitudes about dog fouling.  Green Dog Walkers is a community-based scheme which volunteers in the community can adopt in their own area and promote. You can read more with our Green Dog Walker Leaflet or Green Dog Walker Leaflet Irish Version

Signing up to the Green Dog Walkers Pledge means that you would commit to the following:

  • clean up after their dog
  • carry extra dog waste bags
  • be happy to be approached to give a dog waste bag to those who need it
  • be a friendly reminder to other dog walkers to clean up after their dogs

You can receive a free doggie-bag dispenser. This is a neat pod that fits on the dog collar or lead, this will enable you to have the bags when you need them. If you wish you can pick up a free doggie-dispenser at the following locations:


1.          Mulhuddart Community Centre, Church Rd, Buzzardstown, Dublin 15, D15 R2VF, Phone: (01) 821 5120

2.          Donabate Portrane Community & Leisure Centre, 3 Portrane Rd, Ballalease North, Donabate, Co. Dublin, K36 FY26 Phone: (01) 843 4546

3.          Baldoyle Community Hall, Main St, Baldoyle, Dublin 13, Phone:  (01) 8395338

4.          Mountview Youth and Community Centre, Lohunda Downs, Coolmine, Dublin 15, (01) 821 8665

5.          Flemington Community Centre, Hamlet Ln, Balbriggan, (01) 841 5070

6.          Our Balbriggan Main Office, Georges Square, Balbriggan, email: [email protected]

7.          Applewood Community Centre, Castleview Lawn / Bunbury Gate Road, Swords, Co. Dublin, Phone: 353 (01) 807 9582, Email:  [email protected]


Thank you for taking a pro-active role to improve dog owner responsibility in your community.

  • All you have to do is sign the Green Dog Walkers Pledge , and return by email to   [email protected]  or post to the Green Dog Walkers, Environment Department, Fingal County Council, County Hall, Main Street, Swords, Co Dublin, K67 X8Y2


Litter and Dog Fouling Campaign Resources

We have produced a media pack containing images, video and an animated gif which can be downloaded here.

Dog Litter Resources

Fingal County Council has provided the following resources for communities to use in their campaigns against dog litter. Please download and share these posts to remind people to be a responsible dog owner. You can use the following text in your pages if you wish and please use our hashtag.


Dog Litter Campaign Resources

Being a dog owner comes with responsibility. Please remember to bring bags out, use any bin and clean up after your dog. #Communities4Environment

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