Council Urge Dog Owners Not to Overflow Dog Poo Bins

East Northamptonshire Council (ENC) is urging dog walkers to apply a ‘common sense approach’ when disposing of waste, following a spate of complaints from residents and businesses.

Recently, some dog waste bins in the district have filled up quicker than normal, and in some cases have overflown, before the Council has had a chance to empty them.

Dogs bins are provided in conjunction with parish or town councils and are emptied at least once a week.

Mike Deacon, ENC’s Head of Environmental Services, said: “We’re noticing more and more that dog poo bins are also being used for other large bags of rubbish, domestic and commercial, which means they are getting filled more quickly and there isn’t room for the dog poo bags. This isn’t fair on our responsible dog walkers.

“We welcome your reports of overflowing bins, but please allow us a few days to get them emptied. If it’s nearing the usual emptying day, we will allow the agreed collection cycle to resolve it rather than send a crew solely for one bin, particularly if it’s in the north of the district, to make the best use of taxpayer’s money.”

Councillor Steven North, Leader of ENC, added: “We promise to keep emptying the bins, but we need a minority of our residents and visitors to apply a common sense approach. We’re pleased to see people are picking up after their dogs, but if a bin is full, please use another or take it home. Leaving bags on the floor is only adding to the problem. Everyone has a responsibility to keep our district clean and tidy.”

Please report full bins to ENC’s waste management team by email or on 01832 742026.

The Dog Wardens at ENC are monitoring bin usage and if necessary, will review how frequently they are emptied.

Mike Turner

Mike has lived in Raunds himself since 2007 and started Raunds Town Voice back in 2014.  Mike has a strong passion for information sharing, especially within the community and helping individual people to have their voices heard

49 thoughts on “Council Urge Dog Owners Not to Overflow Dog Poo Bins

  • Margaret Braban
    6th March 2018 at 5:56 pm
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    Last year I reported the overflowing dog waste bin in Raunds dog park several times. As I pointed out what is the point of providing this excellent facility if it is not properly serviced.

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  • Ann Barlow
    6th March 2018 at 8:17 pm
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    It doesn’t help when residents presumably clear the poo from their garden & put a large dry dog food bag full of poo into the dog bin rather than their own bin.. as has happened more than once in the bin at Webb Road play area, leaving no room for dog walkers bags.

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    • Heather Clark
      6th March 2018 at 8:43 pm
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      This drives me mad to, they also do it with their house waste, filling the frog bin!
      😡

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    • Heather Clark
      6th March 2018 at 8:46 pm
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      Alison Jane Barrable exactly! I put mine straight into the outside bin after walks and from the garden, it’s not a problem, at all!

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    • John Fryatt
      7th March 2018 at 6:58 pm
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      Heather Clark – Where is there a frog bin? I never know what to do with my old frogs. 😄

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    • Heather Clark
      7th March 2018 at 7:02 pm
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      John Fryatt Webb road park has a cute little frog shaped bin, normal full of some locals house rubish😡, so unfortunately I don’t think your old frogs will fit 😝.

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    • John Fryatt
      7th March 2018 at 7:05 pm
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      That’s weird isn’t it? What can be wrong with using their normal bin? 🤔 … unless they generate huge amounts of waste? 😮

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    • Heather Clark
      7th March 2018 at 7:07 pm
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      John Fryatt then they should deal with it like the rest of us, get a kid to jump on the bin till there is room for more 😝😝

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    • John Fryatt
      7th March 2018 at 7:11 pm
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      Heather Clark – I haven’t got any kids, maybe I could hire one when my bin is full? 😀

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    • Heather Clark
      8th March 2018 at 7:11 am
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      John Fryatt just for you, frog bin with this weeks addition of house waste including broken up plastic storage box 🤔

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    • John Fryatt
      8th March 2018 at 9:42 am
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      Weird! I just don’t understand why someone would do this. The bin is obviously meant for things like a coffee cup, sweet wrapper, lolly stick etc. not household rubbish. 🤔 😝

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  • Carl Watson
    6th March 2018 at 8:29 pm
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    If the bins fill up in less time than the interval between them emptying them there are a number of possible solutions that make sense.
    1) empty them more often.
    2) fit a larger bin to cope with the quantity of dog poo collected between the emptying interval.
    3) fit more dog poo bins so the total capacity is increased.

    Just to be clear a couple of things that won’t solve the problem are
    1) telling people not to put their dog poo in the dog poo bins.
    2) whining about budgets when they spend huge amounts on new offices.

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    • Lee Wilkes
      6th March 2018 at 10:44 pm
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      Carl Watson, wrong Council. The new offices are County Council in Northampton. ENC are the District Council based in Thrapston.

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    • John Fryatt
      6th March 2018 at 10:46 pm
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      Generally agree, but just for info, the council (ENDC) which attends to dog bins is not the one (NCC) that has the new offices.

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    • Marion Hind
      6th March 2018 at 11:20 pm
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      The bin in Heritage Way always seems to be full to overflowing. I am sure people are using the bin to clear up their gardens as it only takes a couple of days to fill up after it’s been emptied and there aren’t that many people who exercise their dogs on the grass area.

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    • Mike Smith
      7th March 2018 at 12:47 pm
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      As a matter of interest, how do owners dispose of the poo out of their own gardens?
      I find it inconceivable that they would stockpile it, then cart it god knows how far, to dump it in a council bin. I’m not saying this doesn’t happen, as dog owners are a breed apart some times.

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    • Carl Watson
      7th March 2018 at 12:50 pm
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      We have a separate bin in the garden then once a week we take the bag out, tie it up and put it in our black bin ready for the bin men to take it.

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    • Lee Wilkes
      7th March 2018 at 1:45 pm
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      Mike Smith unfortunately that is exactly what a small number of dog owners are doing, which makes it incredibly difficult to predict when bins will be full (outside of regular emptying).

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    • Mike Smith
      7th March 2018 at 6:39 pm
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      Lee Wilkes. Well how about this for radical idea for poo. Scoop it up, and throw it down your own toilet! Most houses have downstairs loo nowadays. When we had cats back home, I often scooped the poop from the litter tray that was conveniently sited in said loo, straight down the pan.
      Job done.

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    • John Fryatt
      8th March 2018 at 9:42 pm
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      Mike Smith – You really can’t say that most houses have downstairs toilets nowadays. Some do but a lot of others don’t.
      Nevertheless people should deal with their dog’s poo properly.

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    • Mike Smith
      9th March 2018 at 2:05 pm
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      John, whether their toilet is up, down or at the bottom of the garden, they have one. And it’s cleanest, and most obvious place to dispose of excrement. You’ll be telling me not everyone has an ensuite and conservatory next!

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  • Beryl Merrick
    6th March 2018 at 9:55 pm
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    Council do empty bins but some people collect dog poo from their garden in bulky there by filling bins i have seen this on more than one occasion.dog owners can bag it up and put in your own none recicle bin

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  • Rob Dunlop
    7th March 2018 at 3:43 am
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    I am quite confident this is not an issue around Clare street, and the surrounding roads as…nobody uses the bins! There is dog crap everywhere!
    Then again….I haven’t seen any poop bins around here either.
    …failing at fouling.

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  • Sharon Neal
    7th March 2018 at 8:16 am
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    The dog poo bins at Ringstead old railway tracks are always full or overflowing. We used those tracks daily over a long period and I’m sure the bins weren’t emptied weekly as stated

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  • Steph Bayley
    7th March 2018 at 2:59 pm
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    In Corby, there are lots of dog bins, however, you are also allowed to put poo bags in the normal bin.
    And as mentioned above, those poos from gardens end up in the normal black bin rubbish anyway, so all going to the same place.

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    • John Fryatt
      7th March 2018 at 3:02 pm
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      That makes sense certainly, as dog poo must be biodegradeable so would be ok in land-fill dumps.

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    • John Fryatt
      7th March 2018 at 3:58 pm
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      Dog owners could collect the McDonalds bag (paper – biodegradable) thrown around by litterbugs and use them for the dog poo. Two problems sorted! 😁

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    • Steph Bayley
      7th March 2018 at 4:10 pm
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      Erm. No thanks. That would soak through a little too much for my life. Urgh

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    • Garry Watts
      19th March 2018 at 7:48 pm
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      Diligently done I have picked mine up with discarded bags even crisp bags. I have used tissues from out my pocket then holding just the edges dropped it down the nearest drain. Better than just leaving it. Obviously if crisp bags or other unperishables I’ve binned them. In summer I have even used big leaves or big bunch of grass cuttings. There simply is no excuse for not picking it up. If you cant stand its mess then dont have a dog. Simple!

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  • Garry Watts
    8th March 2018 at 1:50 am
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    There seems to be a lot more dog owners now so maybe more bins are the solution. Atleast they are using them unlike the vile people who hang them in bushes or leave on the ground. I wonder if those people would be as happy if their chidren and grandchildren go blind because of the disease this can cause!!!

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    • Sharon Neal
      8th March 2018 at 8:18 am
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      The bins themselves aren’t actually very big so fill up really quickly which means more regular emptying needed, or bigger/ more bins!

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  • Carl Watson
    8th March 2018 at 10:45 am
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    Just had a blinder of an idea, at the location of each poo bin we could instead put up one for each political party, the people who get into government, council ect are determined by who collects the largest quantity of poo from their respective bins.
    They will not be allowed to employ anyone to help them collect, this will effectively limit their time for official duties and we will all be much better off for that 🙂

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  • Debbie Chaplin
    9th March 2018 at 8:59 am
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    God help them if everyone suddenly got the crazy urge to pick up the Poop and bin it… There would be a poop mountain overflow at every bin!💩💩💩💩

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  • Heather Clark
    19th March 2018 at 7:40 pm
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    Next instalment of Webb road poo bin!
    If your bag full of poo from your garden doesn’t fit in the bin, just dump it alongside.
    I’m sure the kids in the park won’t care!🤬

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    • Carl Watson
      19th March 2018 at 8:51 pm
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      Why would anyone do that, they have to actually go out of their way to take it there

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    • Heather Clark
      19th March 2018 at 8:53 pm
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      Carl Watson every week they fill the bin with their poo from the garden, this week they went to far. 🤬.

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