As part of the Queen’s Green Canopy to plant a tree for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, South Oxfordshire District Council have decided to source new ‘platinum coloured’ dog poo tree bins and ‘plant’ these around Henley-on-Thames.
Cllr David Rouane, South Oxfordshire District council cabinet member for housing and environment said, “We know that many dog owners prefer to hang their poo bags from tree branches instead of putting them in the red bins we provide so we thought this would be excellent solution to the problem. While most dog owners are responsible people who are considerate of others, there are still some who do not clean up after their pets. Putting it in a bag and not binning it is not clearing up either. It is those people who are spoiling our areas and giving innocent dog owners a bad name.”
Dog owners can hang their poo bags at the top of the tree and then they can watch the bag slid around the tree before dropping into the bin at the bottom. The bins have been sourced from Tree-wasters, an environmental and sustainable company based just outside Chipping Norton. The trees are made from recycled car alloys.
SODC will continue to contract Biffa to empty the new bins at the same schedule. If you see an overflowing bin, please report it here.