Bin Dog Poo Bags Benllech Beach
by Jo Quinney
Dogs Holly, George and Logan with Anglesey Waste Management Team, Keep Wales Tidy and PCSO Iona Beckman
Dog walkers on Benllech beach, Anglesey were given a free pack of dog poo bags last week when the sun shone over the Easter break.
Taking the lead in organising the event was PCSO Iona Beckmann with the Island's Waste Management Team, Tidy Towns and Gareth Owen, Keep Wales Tidy.
"Over the winter months residents of Benllech have spoken to me about a rise in dog poo on the beach and worse, the bags hanging on branches along the coastal path. We need to raise awareness about the correct disposal of "dog poo bags" please put them in a bin or take your mess home with you," said Iona.
Dog poo bags can be placed in any street litter bin on Anglesey. "We want to encourage dog owners to use the street litter bins. All bins, the specific dog poo bins and our everyday litter bins can be used to dispose of dog poo bags.
We collect all street waste in the same safe manner and dispose of all street litter very carefully," said Lois Roberts, Isle of Anglesey County Council Tidy Towns Officer.
"I always pick up after my spaniel Holly and pop the bag in a litter bin. I think everyone should pick up and bin it," said Sandra Berry from Marianglas . Dog walkers welcomed the extra bags and many didn’t know they could use the street litter bins.
Most street litter bins on Anglesey carry the sticker "Bag it bin it here"
. The decision to allow the public to use street litter bins for dog poo bags has been in place for a while as street litter bins are more widely available and therefore give the public more opportunity to dispose of dog poo safely. Specific bins for dog poo continue to be effective in certain environments.
"My pet hate is seeing dog poo bags thrown around our beautiful island. Please use both the specific dog poo bin and street litter bins to help keep our island clean and green," said Iona.
To report an irresponsible dog owner on Anglesey call: 01248 752820 or email: ehealth(at)anglesey(dot)gov(dot)uk. Or to register your Anglesey dog for free, go to the ‘Voluntary dog registration scheme’ page online at www(dot)anglesey(dot)gov(dot)uk
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