The area council, which covers Royston, Cudworth, Shafton, Grimethorpe, Carlton, Lundwood and Brierley,
is paying for the move.
Coun Joe Hayward, chairman of the North East area council, said getting an enforcement team in had been a priority for some time.
"Two enforcement officers from environmental protection agency Kingdom started work last week.
"They have been given maps with 'hot spot' areas that are being highlighted as a concern to us by residents."
Enforcement officers Maria Broxup and James Lovatt can issue 'fixed penalty notices' to people if they catch them littering and not cleaning up dog mess.
** The full story is in the Barnsley Chronicle, dated August 15. **
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