What Trash Can Does Dog Poop Go In?

As a responsible dog owner, it’s important to properly dispose of your dog’s poop. But when it comes to trash cans, which one should you use?

First and foremost, dog poop should never go in a public trash can. This is not only gross and unsanitary, but it’s also illegal in many areas. Instead, it’s best to dispose of your dog’s poop in a designated trash can specifically for pet waste.

These types of trash cans are typically found in designated dog parks or on hiking trails where dogs are allowed. They are designed to safely and hygienically dispose of pet waste, often with a special liner or bag to contain the feces. Simply wrap up the poop in a plastic bag (many dog owners like to use biodegradable bags to be more eco-friendly) and toss it in the designated trash can.

If you don’t have access to a designated pet waste trash can, it’s best to bring the poop home with you and dispose of it in your own trash can. Just make sure to double-bag it to prevent any smells or messes from escaping.

It’s also important to regularly clean out your trash can to prevent any odors or pests from accumulating. This is especially important if you are disposing of pet waste in your own trash can.

In conclusion, dog poop should never go in a public trash can. Instead, use a designated pet waste trash can or bring the poop home and dispose of it in your own trash can. Remember to properly contain and dispose of the poop to prevent any odors or messes, and regularly clean out your trash can. By following these guidelines, you can be a responsible and considerate dog owner while keeping your community clean and safe.

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Hannah Elizabeth is an English animal behavior author, having written for several online publications. With a degree in Animal Behaviour and over a decade of practical animal husbandry experience, Hannah's articles cover everything from pet care to wildlife conservation. When she isn't creating content for blog posts, Hannah enjoys long walks with her Rottweiler cross Senna, reading fantasy novels and breeding aquarium shrimp.

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