Dog Fouling

Published: 10 January 2018


There are significant health risks, especially to children, from dog fouling, both from the obvious bacteria carried and from some unpleasant parasites.

It is an offence to allow a dog to foul on open land to which the public have access. Anyone responsible for the dog must clear up any excrement and failure to do so could result in legal action being taken.

Please ensure that all dog waste is wrapped in a plastic bag and put in a dog waste bin or a normal litter bin.

Epping Forest District Council Environment & Neighbourhoods team will investigate complaints made about dog fouling and may issue on-the-spot Fixed Penalty Notices or follow up witnessed fouling with legal action.