Residents have been asked to “play their role” in keeping their community clean, after more than 20 bags of dog waste were found lying on the ground.
A Kincorth resident snapped a photo of an overflowing dog waste bin on Laws Drive last Monday.
Catherine Cowie, secretary of Kincorth Community Council, said: “We have not been approached by the community about this.
“This is news to us, since there are plenty of dog waste bins in the area.
“I’m actually thinking of who would go through the effort of picking up after their dog…but why bother picking up and just leave it lying there?
“I know we have had issues on Kincorth Hill where people were hanging the bags on trees.
“In the past a local farmer’s horse died after eating the bags of waste thrown over into his paddock.
“When they did the autopsy they found he died from the bags.
“I don’t want this happening to other people’s animals.”
She added: “This type of behaviour has been reported periodically before but it’s not recurring.
“I do not understand the mentality. If you don’t want to report this to the council, report it to us at the community council and we will pass it along.
“As a resident, if you feel that strongly about this report it.”
Ross Grant, vice- convener of operational delivery at the city council, said the local authority works to “frequently service” the dog bins, but hopes the community will play “their role” in keeping areas clean.
He added: “The council has set up bins across the city and empties them. The council does then adapt the frequency depending on the demand reported.
“Unfortunately, there are situations where this does not happen and we work to keep the bins empty.
“There is a responsibility on each dog owner to report it in the first instance and we ask owners to, please, not place the bags in overflowing bins.”
Dog waste can be disposed of in a bag in a general waste bin, dog bin or in the owner’s own refuse bin.
Mr Grant said: “In fact, we have a greater number of general waste bins than dog bins.
“Dog owners have a role to play and also anyone walking by who may see this.
“It is up to us at the council to practically service the bins with the help from the community.”
Dog fouling can be reported directly to Aberdeen City Council, dog wardens, online or by contacting the environmental health service.