East Ayrshire Council has a legal duty to keep areas clear of dog mess.
Our Corporate Enforcement Unit covers the whole of East Ayrshire and they will investigate any complaints or reports about animal fouling and will issue fixed penalty notices where necessary.
A number of dog bins are located throughout East Ayrshire and these are maintained by our Outdoor Amenities Section. Dog bags are available free of charge and can be obtained from any Customer Service Centre.
If you do not clean up after your dog you may face a £80 on-the-spot fine, increasing to £100 if not paid within 28 days. If you refuse to pay the fine, you may be prosecuted and may face a court appearance with a maximum penalty of £500. Registered blind dog owners are exempt from penalties.
If you see dog fouling in a public area, please report it to Environmental Health - contact details provided below. If possible please give the name and address of the offender, or a description of the owner and dog.
If a dog bin in your area requires to be serviced please contact Outdoor Services.
If your dog fouls in a public place, you must immediately clean up the mess under the terms of the Dog Fouling (Scotland) Act 2003.