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Office of Waste Management and Municipal Cleansing
(Amt für Abfallwirtschaft und Stadtreinigung)
Hardtstraße 2
69124 Heidelberg
Phone 06221 58-29999
Fax 06221 58-29900

Sign (Photo: City of Heidelberg)

How should I dispose of dog dirt?

Many dog owners do not know the answer to this question. In Heidelberg, dog dirt can simply be packaged in a plastic bag and thrown in the nearest public waste bin or your own residual waste (Restmüll) bin.

To make it easier for dog owners to pick up after their dogs, ‘dog waste stations’ can be found at numerous locations across the city. The dog waste stations dispense dog poop bags free of charge and provide a bin for putting them in. The stations can be found at street corners and other places frequently visited by dogs and their owners.

Remember: If you do not pick up after your dog, you are committing a regulatory offense (Ordnungswidrigkeit) for which, under the police regulations of the City of Heidelberg, you can be fined 50 euros. Places where dog fouling is particularly common are monitored extra carefully. Signs can be found in these places warning dog owners to clear up after their dogs.

Locations of dog waste stations around the city

Dog poop bags are available from any of the local administrative offices (Bürgerämter) around the city, and at the following locations:


Old Town

  • Fischergasse / Obere Neckarstraße  
  • Hauptstraße (5 locations)
  • Neckarstaden/boat mooring
  • Klingenteichstraße/Klingentor gate 
  • Plöck/Peterskirche church

Bahnstadt

  • Unpaved track below the Promenade/Pfaffengrunder Terrasse
  • Unpaved track below the Promenade (on a level with Bauhaus home improvement store
  • Top of stairs down to unpaved track on Schwetzinger Terrasse/Promenade
  • Playground/Schwetzinger Terrasse Promenade

Bergheim

  • Bismarckplatz square (park)
  • Bergheimer Straße/Gneisenaustraße (park)
  • Poststraße (park by the pond)
  • Schurmannstraße (green area by river Neckar)

Boxberg / Emmertsgrund

  • Am Götzenberg / Boxbergring
  • Berghalde / Roter Buckel
  • Emmertsgrundpassage/Forum
  • Lise-Meitner-Straße, green area 
  • Im Emmertsgrund (at playground)

Handschuhsheim

  • Allmenspfad / Wiesenweg
  • Andreas-Hofer-Weg / Angelweg
  • Graham-Park (north entrance) 
  • Hans-Thoma-Platz square (green area)
  • Hans-Thoma-Straße (by the bottle banks)
  • Husarenstraße/Mühlingstraße
  • Im Neuenheimer Feld / Klausenpfad
  • Max-Reger-Straße
  • Tiergartenstraße/sports center
  • Mühltal forest car park (Turnerbrunnen)
  • Zum Steinberg (cemetery)

Kirchheim

  • Albert-Fritz-Straße / Schäfergasse  
  • Am Dorf / Ernst-Rehm-Straße
  • Am Wittumstein / Heuauerweg
  • Bruchhäuser Weg / Ernst-Rehm-Straße
  • Bruchhäuser Weg/Schützenhaus restaurant
  • Cuzaring / Im Bieth
  • Freiheitsweg (playground)
  • Hardtstraße (under Bürgerbrücke bridge)
  • Heuauer Weg
  • Insterburger Weg (green area)
  • Im Eichgärtlein/Leimer Weg (dog park)
  • Leimer Weg / Sandhäuser Weg
  • Obere Seegasse (Gewann See allotments)
  • Schwetzinger Straße / Altstater Straße
  • Stettiner Straße/near restaurant

Neuenheim

  • Alte Brücke bridge (Nepomuk restaurant)      
  • Bergstraße / Philosophenweg
  • Ernst-Walz-Brücke bridge
  • Lutherplatz (administrative office/Bürgeramt)
  • Neckarwiese green area – DLRG building
  • Neckarwiese green area (Theodor-Heuss-Brücke bridge)
  • Neuenheimer Landstraße (Alte Brücke bridge)
  • Werderplatz square

Pfaffengrund

  • Goldammerweg / Im Winkel   
  • Heinrich-Menger-Weg (3 locations)
  • Laubenweg (playground) 
  • Kranichweg/Steinhofweg (green area)
  • Schützenstraße (cemetery)
  • Speyerer Schnauz (animal shelter)

Rohrbach / Südstadt

  • Achim-von-Arnim-Straße (Kerweplatz square)       
  • Am Müllenberg (playground)
  • Breisacher Weg / Max-Josef-Straße
  • Carl-Bosch-Straße 
  • Dohlweg/Erlenweg (sports grounds)
  • Eichendorffplatz square
  • Eselsgrundweg (entrance to park)
  • Fabrikstraße / Lindenweg
  • Im Bosseldorn / Sickingenstraße
  • Konrad-Zuse-Straße (water tower)
  • Unpaved track above Leimer Straße (2 locations)
  • Liebermannstraße cycle and footpath/path to Pestalozzi school
  • Rheinstraße (Markushaus parish center)
  • Soldatenweg/‘Wine and Culture’ themed hiking path
  • Weingasse (Thoraxklinik hospital)
  • Winzerstraße (Himmelsleiter steps)

Schlierbach

  • Am Gutleuthofhang / Am Rain
  • Schlierbach elementary school 
  • Wolfsbrunnen spring

Weststadt

  • Footpath along railway embankment, Hebelweg crossing
  • Bunsenstraße / Häusserstraße
  • Danteplatz square/playground
  • Endemannstraße/Zähringerstraße

Wieblingen

  • Adlerstraße / Dammweg
  • Dammweg / Elsenzweg
  • Käfertaler Straße (path down to river Neckar) 
  • Neckarhamm (Kerweplatz square)
  • Maaßstraße / Rutlindisweg

Ziegelhausen

  • Leinpfad / Neckarweg   
  • Kleingemünder Straße / Moselbrunnenweg
  • Köpfel (turning area)
  • Sitzbuchweg (edge of forest)
  • Steinbachschule school