Doggy bag dispenser scheme is extended

Dog warden Lee Richardson and Ziggy with recycling officer Sally Dixon beside the dispenser at the Fosse Car Park in Richmond
Dog warden Lee Richardson and Ziggy with recycling officer Sally Dixon beside the dispenser at the Fosse Car Park in Richmond
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A scheme to encourage dog owners to pick up after their pets is set to be extended across Richmondshire following a successful pilot project.

Free dog waste bags will be available to pet walkers at waste bag dispensers throughout the district.

Businesses in the area are being encouraged to support the scheme by buying advertising space from TiksPac – the company providing the dispensers and the free dog poo bags.

Richmond District Council spokesman Tony Duff said: “We trialled these dispensers and found them to be very successful in encouraging dog walkers to pick up after their pets and keep our streets, paths and parks clear of dog mess.

“The poo bags are free from the dispensers, which offer advertising space for local businesses.

“The only cost to the council will be the initial siting of the dispensers.

“We aim to install 10 dispensers to start in key locations and hopefully provide more in response to demand from local businesses.”

For more details about the new project please contact TiksPac on 01925 593892 or recycling officer Sally Dixon at the council on 01748 829100.