Mid Devon District Council continues to protect the environment

Posted on: 1 November 2017

Mid Devon District Council continues to actively tackle littering, fly-tipping and inconsiderate dog owners who do not clean up after their dogs.

This is highlighted by a recent case where a resident repeatedly bagged up dog waste from their garden and used their child to leave it next to the dog bin along the Grand Western Canal. This resulted in the parent being issued an £80.00 fine for littering.

Dog waste and litter bins are provided for waste generated in public spaces.  Depositing domestic household waste into these bins, even in small amounts, can lead to overflowing waste and littering, which is expensive to clear. Regrettably, there are still individuals who think it’s acceptable to leave their mess for others to clean-up.  To counter this, the Council is ramping up efforts to catch and fine persistent offenders.

Clive Eginton, Leader of the Council with responsibility for the Environment, stated: “We’ll tackle the problem head-on and send out a strong message that deliberate antisocial behaviour which blights our towns and countryside will not be tolerated. Residents and visitors to Mid Devon need to take responsibility for their litter or dog waste”.

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