Doncaster Council blasted over sealed off 'no touch' dog waste bins

Doncaster Council has come under fire for sealing off no touch dog waste bins at a town beauty spot – and installing bins that have to be manually opened during the coronavirus crisis.

By Darren Burke
Tuesday, 21st April 2020, 9:23 am
Updated Tuesday, 21st April 2020, 3:40 pm

One resident, who declined to be named, said: “Who in their right mind made the decision to tape up and cover all of the rubbish and dog waste bins at Lakeside due to Covid and the risk of touching surfaces?

“There are no surfaces to touch, the bins are open and you could drop your waste into them. The council directs you to four giant bins, which, you’ve guessed it, you have to lift the lid on to put your waste into.

“We have numerous bags of dog c*** and rubbish piling up at each bin location. Not only does this stink in the hot sun, it is also a public health hazard. Round of applause for Doncaster Council!”

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Bins have been sealed off and replaced with huge waste containers.

We have contacted DMBC for comment.