Uckfield is one-step closer to having a scheme to help reduce the amount of dog mess in the town.
Free biodegradable dog poo bags will be dispensed at ten sites on land owned by Uckfield Town Council.
Town councillors hope the project will reduce the amount of dog mess found on pavements, parks and recreation areas by helping owners clean up after their pets.
The council plans to enter into an agreement with an international company, TiksPac, as part of a continuing strategy to try and keep the town clean.
TiksPac supplies, free of charge, what are known as environmental stations for the supply of dog waste bags and will continue to supply bags during the contract.
Users take bags from rolls in a way similar to those found in the greengrocery section of a supermarket.
The environmental stations will have the facility to display advertising.
Councillors have also decided to buy an advertisement on what is termed the “roof top space” of the bins.
Other spaces will be available to commercial organisations.
From East Sussex County Council website:
“Dog fouling isn’t just unpleasant, it’s illegal. It can help spread disease, and in extreme cases can cause blindness.
“Dog owners have a responsibility to clear up after their pets, those that don’t can face fines of up to £1,000.”
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