No more dog mess bins at Christchurch Park as rubbish sent for burning

One of the new bins in Christchurch Park. Picture: IPSWICH COUNCIL

One of the new bins in Christchurch Park. Picture: IPSWICH COUNCIL - Credit: Archant

The last special bins for dog mess are being removed from Christchurch Park – and will soon disappear from other places in Ipswich.

The borough council is installing new bins across the town that can be used for all general rubbish – and that will now include dog mess in plastic bags.

The original dog mess bins were introduced because mess had to be separated from other rubbish because it should not go into general landfill.

However now all the town’s waste is sent to the incinerator in Great Blakenham, and it is fine for the dog mess to be burned with other waste – it is still an offence for owners to allow their dogs to foul paths in the park.

A spokesman for the borough council said new bins were being installed at entrances to Christchurch Park and if visitors felt there was a need for one elsewhere they should tell park rangers based at the Reg Driver Centre.

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