You can help us keep Mendip tidy by using the litter bins whenever possible. Litter in a public place is unsightly and can be dangerous to animals; it is also an offence (even if it's only a single sweet wrapper). The average fine for littering is around £75 but can be up to £2,500. So always try to use a litter bin - or take it home.
The Dog (Fouling of Land) Act 1996 came into force on 1st May 1997. This Act means you are legally obliged to clear up after your dog if it fouls any land which is open to the air, and to which the public have access. Remember that contact with dog excrement can lead to blindness, from an infection called Toxocara canis.
Remember it is every dog owner's duty to clear up after their dog. You can make this easier by thinking and planning ahead. For instance, you can:
By using our online form or by emailing, telephoning or writing to us you can report damaged bins, apply for new bins or report dog fouling.