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Grantham Clean and Green: Help prevent toxocariasis by binning your dog’s waste

Grantham Clean and Green.
Grantham Clean and Green.

Dog owners are being reminded to clean up after their pets and take used dog waste bags home to deposit them in their black bins or pink bags to help keep South Kesteven cleaner and greener.

Disposing of the waste correctly helps to avoid members of the public and children coming into contact with it and keep the threat of toxocariasis, which can blind, at bay.

If used bags cannot be taken home, dog owners can deposit them in South Kesteven’s public litter bins.

Business manager for neighbourhoods Mark Jones said: “The majority of dog walkers are very responsible and always pick up after their animals and deposit the bags correctly.

“We are appealing to the minority who do not pick up after their pets to think of the eyesore it leaves in their communities and the health complications for anyone who comes into contact with it. Therefore please take responsible action when your pet fouls. Signs advising owners are displayed around the district and fines can be issued.”

SKDC does not provide dog bag bins although certain parish councils in the district purchase their own.

To report dog fouling issues call SKDC on 01476 406080 or at www.keepskclean.co.uk

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