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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 Greener Communities.

Please note that Customer Service Centres are currently closed to members of the public to minimise face-to-face contact. Dog poo bags are not in stock at the moment.

Visit our customer contact page for details on other ways to contact us.


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.

Contact Information


East Ayrshire Environmental Crime
Civic Centre South
16 John Dicke Street
Telephone: 01563 553520
Greener Communities
Western Road Depot
Western Road
Telephone: 01563 554061