Businesses urged to help tackle dog poo

Dog warden, Lee Richardson – with Ziggy, and Recycling officer, Sally Dixon, beside the dispenser at the Fosse car park in Richmond

Dog warden, Lee Richardson – with Ziggy, and Recycling officer, Sally Dixon, beside the
dispenser at the Fosse car park in Richmond

More dog poo bag dispensers are going to be installed. In a press release, Richmondshire District Council says a pilot scheme to issue the dog waste bag has been successful enough to be expanded.

And they call on local business leaders to get involved and help fund the project. The council says:

An innovative scheme to encourage dog owners to pick up after their pets is to be extended across Richmondshire following a successful pilot project.

Free dog waste bags will be available to dog walkers at waste bag dispensers throughout the district.

Council Spokesperson, Tony Duff, explains “We trialled these dispensers and found them to be very successful in encouraging dog walkers to pick up after their pets and keep our streets, paths and parks clear of dog mess. The poo bags are free from the dispensers, which offer advertising space for local businesses. The only cost to the Council will be the initial siting of the dispensers.

Businesses are being encouraged to support the scheme by buying advertising space from TiksPac – the company providing the dispensers and the free dog poo bags.

We aim to install 10 dispensers to start in key locations and hopefully provide more in response to demand from local businesses”.

For more information please contact TiksPac on 01925 593892 or Sally Dixon at the Councilon 01748 829100.