Dog Poo FAQ
What should I do with my doggy doo?
Pick it up! Use a bag or a poop scooper, and throw your waste in the trash. Not only is it environmentally healthy, but it is the courteous thing to do.
Is it better to bag waste, or leave it on the lawn?
It is better to bag your waste! It will still end up in a landfill, but the overall negative impact is lessened as fewer bacteria are left in the environment.
Isn’t poop good lawn fertilizer?
No, uncomposted poop is not good lawn fertilizer. In addition, due to the protein filled doggy diet, dog waste is acidic and leaving it on your lawn will kill the grass and leave dry brown spots!
Does dog poo really affect stormwater that much?
In 1993, the US EPA reported that 95% of fecal coliform bacteria found in urban stormwater was of non-human origin!
Are there other options other than disposing of pet waste in the trash?
You can install in-ground pet waste composters; flush the waste down the toilet; or hire a pet waste pick up service that has new uses for pet waste such as a source for energy.