Residents complain of overflowing dog poo bins in Plymouth
A DISGUSTED city resident has called for action after dog poo bins were left overflowing.
Ray Scott, aged 58 walks dogs for a charity based in Thornbury.
Mr Scott, who lives in Woolwell, regularly walks dogs in the park area off Miller Way, beside Patterdale Walk, in Estover.
He noticed the bins were so full that people were having to leave bags of dog poo nearby to be collected.
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Mr Scott said: "There are regular reports trying to encourage people to ensure that they pick up dog mess and place the bagged mess in bins designated for the job.
"But when bins are allowed to overflow, I think this is sending a very negative message to dog walkers and will serve to erode any motivation to bag and remove dog mess responsibly if the councils are going to let the bins overflow in such a manner.
"It's bizarre given that the council has had workers out clearing paths in the area over the past couple of days."
A Plymouth City Council spokesperson said: "Thank you for pointing this out.
"We have this morning made arrangements to get this sorted and have talked to the staff about what happened.
"One of our vehicles broke down which meant that in this instance staff were unable to complete the round.
"We would also like to remind dog walkers that if the poo bins are full, they can also put their bagged dog waste in to normal bins – or failing that take it home and put it in their general waste bin."