Keeping Our Communities Cleaner and Greener

Cessnock City Council welcomed greener alternatives to traditional plastic bags often used by pet owners to pick up after their pets. 
Cessnock City Council welcomed greener alternatives to traditional plastic bags often used by pet owners to pick up after their pets.  

Ranger Team Leader, Kurt Livens said Cessnock City Council is trialling the eco-friendly bags and is offering a free roll at Customer Service to residents when they register their dog.  

“Scooping poop is just one of many everyday responsibilities you take on when being a pet owner”.  

“We have been working hard to get this message across to the community and are really pleased so many members of the community are doing the right thing”.  

“Now we are letting residents know there are ways they can keep the community clean and help the environment”.  

“We understand some pet owners don’t like using single use plastic bags to clean up after their pet because of environmental concerns”.  

“There are other options available and biodegradable products are becoming increasingly easier to find but it is important to do some research to find the most suitable product for you”.  

“This trial is about increasing community awareness about more environmentally friendly pet care products that are now available,” said Mr Livens.  

Residents are encouraged to consider these alternative bags due to the impact single use plastic bags pose to our local environment.  

Cessnock City Council is also reminding residents that they have a role to play in taking care of the community and on the spot fines apply to pet owners who do not scoop their pets poop.