Following requests and obtaining feedback from residents, Bridgend County Borough have now engaged new enforcement officers as a new initiative to tackle litter bugs and dog fouling in the Borough.
The council has appointed 3GS on an initial 12 month period to act as its enforcement partner and patrol problem spots across the county borough.
Anyone who is found deliberately littering or allowing their dog to foul in streets, parks and public places will face a fine.
The service will also seek to educate people about the responsible disposal of waste, and help prevent it from becoming a problem.
The Deputy Leader, Cllr Hywel Williams explains:
“Concerns about litter and dog fouling are two of the most commonly-raised issues that the council has to deal with, and residents were overwhelmingly supportive of bringing in tougher measures when we consulted on this matter last year.
“The council has not always had sufficient resources to tackle litter and dog fouling, so this new service is a definite step in the right direction.
“It will ensure that appropriate enforcement is in place and will prove to be a major deterrent while educating people and helping them to act more responsibly.
“The bottom line is that anyone who refuses to change their ways and continues to drop litter may soon find themselves picking up a fine.”