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Environmental Education

Environmental Education and Engagement

 Educational Talks

The Environmental Crime Team offer educational talks to schools and community groups throughout the district relating to littering, dog fouling, responsible dog ownership and fly tipping.


Please contact us at envcrime@dover.gov.uk if you would like to book a session or if you would like to receive further information.

Poster Designs 

Thank you to all the under 18 year old's that took the time to submit a poster design during the 2020 Great British September Clean to encourage all residents to pick up after their dog and to not drop litter so that our district can be a cleaner, greener place to live and be proud of.  Here are the fantastic designs.


Drawing of a turtle surrounded by litter   Getting rid of your dog waste is easy. Bag it! Tie it! Bin it!  Drawing of a seagull with a plastic can binding stuck on its beak  Drawing of a Dog with a Dog Poop

Dont make a mess, No If's No Butts poster   We only have one earth! Lets save it together! The world gets sick when you litter. stop littering to make the world a better place.  Crisp Packet poster. Put your items in the bin! Do not drop it on the floor If kids can do it so can you! Put your litter in the bin.


Littering Facts:

  1. If you are caught littering or not picking up after your dog the penalty is up to £100
  2. Littering is a criminal offence
  3. Over 70,000 pets and wild animals are hurt in Britain every year because of litter
  4. It costs around £858 million a year to clean the streets of England
  5. The UK dog population is estimated to be around 7.4 million and they produce 1,000 tonnes of faeces each day
  6. Cigarette Butts are one of the most commonly dropped forms of litter
  7. A drinks can takes around 80 years to biodegrade
  8. Dog fouling carries serious health risks, particularly for children

 Litter biodegradable chart Facebook