Bins for dog waste could be removed as part of cost cutting measures across Greenwich parks this coming year if plans are signed off next week.
A new report highlights plans to remove 271 dog bins distributed across RBG parks and open spaces. The council states this would save “£6,480 plus £1,600 for replacement bins and £4,000 collection and disposal.”
They also state: “As dog waste can be put into general waste bins there is no need for separate bins and this would bring RBG into line with other authorities. To avoid any increase in fouling in the short term a communications campaign and re-education campaign will be important.”
July 2020 is the target date. Dog owners would also no longer receive free bags.
“Most dog owners are responsible and will appreciate that the Council cannot subsidise them by providing dog waste bags. Other authorities do not provide free dog waste bags. If agreed, this proposal would need to be communicated effectively to Friends of Parks groups and other park users to avoid any increase in dog fouling.”
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