Landungsbrücken

Duty to remove manure

Anyone who leads a dog outside of their own fenced-in property, in apartment buildings outside their own apartment, is obliged to collect the dog's excrement and dispose of it properly, as far as this is possible and appropriate in...

Anyone who leads a dog outside of their own fenced-in property, in apartment buildings outside their own apartment, is obliged to collect the dog's excrement and dispose of it properly, as far as this is possible and appropriate in individual cases.

Important notes

Documents required

Ordering the free dog walking bags by post is convenient and easy. Hamburg dog owners who would like to have the bags sent by mail can send a self-addressed envelope (DIN C5) stamped with 1.45 EUR to the following address: Stadtreinigung Hamburg, Gassi-Beutel, 20531 Hamburg. With the addressed and stamped return envelope, these dog owners will receive 50 free dog walking bags each by return of post.

Please note

Anyone walking a dog must collect and properly dispose of the dog's feces. The practical walking bags from Stadtreinigung Hamburg (SRH) are available free of charge in all Hamburg branches of Iwan Budnikowsky GmbH and in the Hamburg branches of the drugstore chain dm. They are also available at all 12 recycling yards of the city cleaning, from the employees of the SRH walkway cleaning or from the caretakers in selected city districts and at the 18 information boards in the dog lobby. Any plastic bag is also suitable for collecting dog poop. Violations of the manure removal obligation will be punished with a fine.

Legal notes

Legal basis

§20 Duty to remove manure -
Hamburg law on keeping and leading dogs (Dog Law - Dog Act)

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