Statutory Instruments

1991 No. 961


The Litter (Animal Droppings) Order 1991


9th April 1991

Laid before Parliament

10th April 1991

Coming into force

1st May 1991

1.  This Order may be cited as the Litter (Animal Droppings) Order 1991and shall come into force on 1st May 1991.

2.  The provisions of Part IV of the Environmental Protection Act 1990which apply to refuse shall apply to dog faeces on land of the followingdescriptions which is not heath or woodland or used for the grazing ofanimals:

Michael Heseltine

Secretary of State for the Environment

4th April 1991

David Hunt

Secretary of State for Wales

9th April 1991

James Douglas-Hamilton

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Scottish Office

8th April 1991

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order is made under section 86(14) and (15) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (“the Act”), which enables the Secretary of State to apply the provisions ofPart IV of the Act (Litter, Etc.) which apply to refuse to anydescription of animal droppings in all or any prescribed circumstances.The Order provides that Part IV of the Act will apply to dog faeces onthe kinds of land prescribed in article 2.


1964 c. 67; section 2(2) is to to be read with section9(1) of and Schedule 12 to the Local Government and Planning (Scotland)Act 1982 (c. 43).


1984 c. 27; section 32 was extended to Scotland bysection 125 of, and was amended by section 93(14) of, and Schedule 9 to,the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984.