Free poop scoop bags and educational leaflets will be handed out to Burnham-On-Sea dog owners when National Poop Scoop Week is held over the next few days.
Sedgemoor District Council is joining forces with the Dog’s Trust, the UK’s largest dog charity, to mark the event, which runs from June 26th to July 2nd.
In Burnham and Highbridge, two dog chipping sessions will also be held and the council will be encouraging dog owners to scoop up their pets’ waste.
“Cleaning up after your dog is simple and is the only way of ensuring a summer free from the nuisance of dog mess,” said a council spokeswoman.
“Dispose of your bag in a ‘Poop’ bin. Contrary to popular belief, waste can also be put into a public litter bin if a specific dog waste bin is not provided.”