Dog Fouling

Dog dirt is smelly, unsightly, disgusting and can cause disease. Under the Litter Pollution Acts 1997-2003, dog-owners are required to clean up after their animals is it fouls in a public place such as public roads, footpaths, parks and beaches. Failure to do so can result in an on-the-spot fine of €150.

It is as easy as taking a bag with you every time you walk your dog in a public place. Simply place the bag over the faeces and lift it while pulling the bag downwards with your other hand. Tie a knot in the bag and dispose of it in a litter bin or take it home for disposal. Alternatively, "Pooper Scoopers" are available free of charge in all City & County Council offices.

  • For more information, see our Scoop the Poop leaflet.

  • Report Dog Fouling

    0761 10 20 20

    • Environment Department, 2nd Floor, Menapia Building, The Mall, Waterford, X91 PK15.  [ view on a map ]