Lithium battery fires

Lithium batteries have caused fires in the rubbish lorries. Please do not put batteries in your waste or recycling bin. All batteries (including lithium batteries from e-bikes and e-scooters and other re-chargeable devices) can be taken to the Reuse and Recycling Centre at Northumberland Wharf.

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.