Dog fouling

It is an offence to not clean up after your dog if it fouls in an open space.

Litter and dog waste bins are provided in many parks and public spaces, and you can also put bagged dog waste in your household bin.

If you do not dispose of this waste in the correct way and are caught in the act, you could receive a fixed penalty notice of £50 which could result in a fine of £1,000 if you are prosecuted or do not pay the initial fine.

How do I report dog fouling?

You can report dog fouling as a resident of Wigan borough through MyAccount. You can also report dog fouling as a non-resident through our online form.

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