Dog mess - The problem

Did you know that UK’s 9 million dogs produce over 1,000 tonnes of waste each day?! That weighs as much as 200 elephants or 100 double decker buses!

Dog mess affects everyone. It is unpleasant to see it lying around on pavements and in parks, and it’s even more unpleasant to step in! Dogs Trust, in association with Keep Britain Tidy, are launching this campaign to ensure most of this mess ends up safely in the bin.

As well as being a nuisance, dog mess is also unhygienic and unfortunately gives dog owners who do clean up after their dogs a bad name. It is the law to clean up after your dog! The good news is it’s very simple to keep the streets clean: Just bag it and bin it! And remember, any public bin will do!

Find out more about our current campaign and download our poster and leaflet.