The scoop on poop. You may not put much thought into cleaning up your dog’s poop, who would? Dog waste affects the environment in many ways. But did you know that there are cleaner, greener ways to get rid of your dog’s poop that have less of an impact on our environment. Eco friendly dog poop disposal, who knew?
In the US, dogs produce over 10 million pounds of waste. Where does all that poop go? Mostly into our landfills. Some people simply don’t clean up their dog’s poop at all (yuck!!!), they think that it will just degrade into the ground (which is true) and nourish the soil. But, some of the parasites and bacteria do not degrade with it, the parasites and bacteria sit there waiting for your kids or your dog to come walking by and infect them (double yuck!!!).
To reduce your dog’s impact on the environment you could use bio-degradable, eco friendly dog poop disposal bags, like the Kyjen Pooch Pick-Up Bags with made with Biodegradable Cornstarch.
Some people flush the dog waste down the toilet, you simply put your dog’s poop in specially made flushable dog poop bags and flush. If you choose to flush, use with caution in septic tanks.
You could buy a specially made eco friendly dog poop disposal system that you put into the ground and add digester to it, like the Doggie Dooley 2000 Plastic Septic-Tank-Style Pet-Waste Disposal System
Or you could just make your own backyard eco friendly dog poop disposal unit, similar to the Doggie Dooley but bigger.
Here is a good video with instructions on making your own eco friendly dog poop disposal backyard composter. Keep in mind when building your own dog poop disposal system for your backyard to keep it away from the foundation of your house and away from any vegetable gardens you have.