Man picks up 210 bags of dog waste near footpath that ‘were disposed of by the same person’

Residents disgusted after 201 poop bags found on same trail

Councilman Tim Prater was furious after discovering a ridiculous number of dog poop bags (Picture: Tim Prater / Facebook)

A councilman has told a dog owner to “grow up” after finding 210 bags of dog poo in just one spot.

Tim Prater, the leader of Sandgate Parish Council, went to Coolinge Lane, near a primary school near Folkestone, Kent, after being made aware of the problem on Facebook.

“I went there this morning to investigate the issue and clarify what I could,” he wrote on Facebook.

“In just over 30 minutes I collected (and now removed and disposed of) 210 black bags of dog poop. I certainly didn’t catch everyone, but I hope most of them.’

He ranted on Facebook on Sunday after putting the bags away, suggesting they were probably left there by the same person.

“Now when people say ‘it’s just a minority,’ that’s even worse,” he added. “I bet they’re almost all from the same person.

‘Same bags. Same binding. Without going into too much detail, similar stuff… Here’s how one person thoughtfully lifted their dog into a bag and then threw it over a fence. 210 times.’


He snapped a pointed selfie in front of a sign that read ‘Please clean up behind your dog’ (Image: Tim Prater/Facebook)


Just some of the abandoned dog poop bags in Sandgate, near Folkestone (Image: Tim Prater / Facebook)


He photographed the numerous bags he picked up in just half an hour (Image: Tim Prater / Facebook)

Tim offered a message to the potential abuser: “To that person: grow up. Take it b****y home with you. Almost everyone else does – WTF ​​makes you special?

“And to be clear, once you’ve picked up all your bags, they don’t biodegrade. Every single one, from the top to literally the bottom of the pile you created, still had “structural integrity”.

“They would sit there for years. You’re not doing half the right thing. Take. It. Home.’

He said he would be speaking to Folkestone and Hythe County Council to get extra bins along the road, although some already exist as there are two schools nearby.

“Almost everyone else handles their trash and dog waste properly,” added Tim.

“Apart from 210 exceptions, there was little garbage. It’s not a minority. It’s mainly a person.

“On behalf of your neighbors, those who use the trail and the children who go to this school and use the trail every day, stop.” has reached out to District Council for comment.

A similar hunt for a phantom dog poop launcher began in Derby last year after around 40 bags were found hanging from tree branches near an old railway bridge.

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