A MELTHAM man is calling for more council bins for dog droppings.
Terry Lyons, of Wessenden Head Road, said dog walkers had complained about the lack of bins to collect the contents of "poop scoops".
He said: "There's a bin by Safeway in Meltham, but it is full.
"There used to be one by the fire station, but someone seems to have taken that away.
"Kirklees Council says its policy is not to provide them any more.
"It's outrageous. They should encourage people by having dog bins."
Mr Lyons, who will be standing as an independent in the Kirklees elections next May, added: "If there are no bins for dog faeces it is a ready-made excuse for people to leave it on the pavement or in the parks.
"People who really care will take it home - but there are too many who will not."
A Kirklees spokesman said: "We no longer provide bins for this purpose."
Dog owners - and anyone else in charge of a dog - are asked to collect the waste, double bag it and take it home to dispose of hygienically.
"Anyone in charge of a dog who fails to clear up after it can face a £50 fixed penalty. If they fail to pay that, they face fines of up to £1,000," added the spokesman.
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