Dog fouling

To make a complaint about dog fouling contact the Council by filling in our online form:

Report dog fouling

Free dog waste bag 

You can collect dog waste bags from the following locations:

  • Siop Gwynedd Pwllheli
  • Siop Gwynedd Caernarfon
  • Siop Gwynedd Dolgellau
  • Bangor Library



Dog fouling – penalty for not cleaning up

If a dog fouls in a public place, then by law, the owner or person in charge of the dog at the time must clean up after it

Gwynedd Council officers will fine anyone that doesn't clean up their dog's mess.

Fine: £100, £75 if you pay within 10 days


A ‘public place’ means any area that is open to the air and which the public are entitled or have permission to have access (with or without payment). Some examples of the types of land covered by this Law are:

  • The highways (for example roads, pavements and footpaths)
  • Public open spaces 
  • Town centres and shopping precincts
  • Car parks
  • Playing fields
  • School playing fields

Further informtaion can be found on the dog control orders page.


How to dispose of dog waste

You can dispose of dog waste in the following bins (on the condition that the bag is biodegradable and tied securely):

  • Public waste bins
  • Dog mess bins
  • green wheelie bin

Further information

For further information, please call 01766 771000.