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