Are dog waste bins now too expensive?
I WAS rather surprised to learn from a Plymouth City Council workman that the council is removing all dog mess bins in Plymouth.
It seems that collection and disposal from these bins is considered an unnecessary expense and that everything should now be placed into the appropriately marked multi-purpose green bins.
It would have been courteous of the council to have publicised this new policy and I think we shall see a lot more poo bags scattered around by inconsiderate dog owners.
Is it not time a dog licence was re-introduced? I would pay for one.
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A council spokesman responds: We are constantly looking at ways to provide services in the most cost effective way possible . We have found that replacing the old metal dog bins on a gradual basis, will have significant benefits for the council tax payer.
The old bins were 45 litre and needed to be emptied three times a week - or daily depending on where they were. We are slowly replacing the bins with dual purpose bins - which take both dog waste and litter and are much bigger in size, 100 litre. We have always advised dog walkers to use litter bins for dog waste if they are not close to a dog mess bin. We make it clear on the new bins that they can be used for both types of waste.
The writer is correct that dog bins are an expense. However we hope the author will agree this a practical way of keeping dog waste off the ground.