Poop Scoop Law - CLEAN IT UP !
The law states that failing to remove dog mess is an offence and
that you must be responsible for clearing up after your dog, if you
don't you could be fined up to £1,000 for failure
to do so.
The simplest way of dealing with dog excrement is to scoop it
up, put it in a plastic bag and place it in a dog waste / litter
bin, or take it home and dispose of it (wrapped) in your domestic
refuse. It is essential that excrement is thoroughly wrapped before
- The Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996 covers the whole of the
Malvern Hills District.
- It requires dog owners or persons in charge to clean up their
- It applies to all land to which the public have access whether
private or public and whether access is free or by payment.
There are some types of land which are exempt:
- Agricultural and woodland.
- Marshland moor or heath.
- Common land - however, on village greens and most playing
fields it must be cleaned up.
- Parts of the Malvern Conservators land (The Hills and rural
- The highway and land alongside where the speed limit is greater
The council responds to complaints concerning animal
Please report animal fouling on a footpath or verge online on our self-service form.