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Your county and community councils spend a lot of money, time and effort cleaning public areas with litter and dog poo, all of which could be saved if everyone living in our communities were as responsible as the vast majority are.
Litter includes packaging, food, cigarette ends up to a refuse bag. It’s an offence to throw or drop litter in any place to which the public have access; this includes littering from vehicles (section 87 Environmental Protection Act 1990).
Dog fouling is an issue for most of our towns and villages. It is the most offensive type of litter and is consistently raised as a matter for public concern. It can have health risks such as Toxicariasis, an infection caused by roundworm parasites which can be found in dog faeces. If you need more information contact Environmentalhealth@monmouthshire.gov.uk .
Where there is evidence a person has littered or failed to pick up their dog faeces, they will be given a fixed penalty notice which is a fine of £75 to be paid within 14 days (reducing to £50 if paid within 10 days). Failure to pay will result in Monmouthshire County Council prosecuting the offender in the magistrates court.
We need your help
Please make sure you dispose of your litter properly or carry a dog litter bag when you walk your dog. You can then put it in any public litter bin or take it home and put it in your grey bag for the household refuse collection.
We will take action if council officers, police officers or residents report an incident. If you believe you have witnessed an offence of littering or dog fouling please fill in our e-form. Some of our Town and Community Councils are joining the ‘Red Card’ scheme, as detailed below. If you have witnessed dog fouling in any of the following areas, please report it to us:
- Goetre Fawr
- Llangybi Fawr
- Magor with Undy
- Abergavenny Town Council
- Trellech United Community Council
- Llanfoist Fawr
- Llangattock Vibon Avel
- Mitchell Troy
Give Dog Fouling The Red Card
This scheme helps to raise awareness in areas of Monmouthshire, bringing local solutions to dog fouling problems.
The yellow card allows you to report an offence without providing a witness statement. The information you provide will be considered by your community council and if appropriate they will remind the dog owner of their responsibilities to pick up the dog mess.
The red card is available if you are happy to provide a witness statement. This information will be considered by our environmental health department, who in the first instance will contact you to discuss what you saw before deciding on appropriate action. A witness statement can be used as the basis for a fixed penalty notice being issued to the dog owner if the officer considers there to be sufficient evidence.
Information sent to us using these forms will only be used to deliver the service you have requested.