Waste service strike

The waste service strike is now over and we have restarted service from 27 September 2023.

Over the next few weeks, our waste service team and private waste contractors will catch up on missed collections and street cleaning as quickly as possible.

We thank everyone for their patience and apologise for the inconvenience

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You, your dog and the law

LBTH welcomes responsible dog owners. 

Legal responsibilities as a dog owner

In this borough you must:

  • Get your dog microchipped and register your details as owner in line with the Microchipping of Dogs (England) Regulations 2015

  • Keep your dog on a lead on the highway in line with Section 27 of The Road Traffic Act 1988 

  • Not allow your dog to stray  in line with the Environmental Protection Act 1990 Section 149

  • Make sure your dog wears a collar and tag showing the name and address of its owner in line with the Control of Dogs Order 1992

  • Keep your dog under control in line with the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991

  • Not allow your pet to be a cause a smell or noise nuisance to anyone else in line with the Environmental Protection Act 1990 Section 79/80

  • Clean up after your dog. Make sure you always have enough dog waste bags. Dispose of the faeces properly: in a dog waste bin, any litter bin, or take it home in line with the Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996

  • Not allow your dog to vandalise trees or play equipment in line with the Criminal Damage Act 1971.

Responsible owner good practice

  • Keep your dog on a short lead when entering or leaving places including your home and/or car

  • Don’t take your dog into children’s play areas – or tie it up at the entrance

  • Appreciate that some people are afraid of dogs, and don’t allow your dog to approach people outside your family/friends circle

  • Don’t assume that all other dogs would like to interact with your dog – ask the owner before allowing a meet and greet

  • Don’t allow a child to be in charge of a dog – unexpected situations can occur

  • Get your dog neutered.  Hormonal changes can affect your dog’s personality and behaviour.