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How To Properly Dispose of Dog Waste Bags

How To Properly Dispose of Dog Waste Bags

Dog Waste Bags

Many people call us frequently asking how they can properly dispose of their dog waste bags. There are many different options for disposing of dog waste. Dog waste is a major source of pollution and poses some significant hazards to humans from fecal coliform contamination of our water to the transmission of diseases such as salmonella and parasites such as giardia.

The easiest way to dispose of dog waste is to first pick it up. Dog waste bags provide clean and sanitary way to clean up the waste and keep out of the everyday environment. 

Once your dog's waste has been picked up and placed in a dog waste bag, there are three ways of disposing of the waste. Always be sure to tie a strong knot in the bag so that it is contained and won't fall or leak out (gross).

The first way of disposing of your dog waste bag is to place it in a trash can. The second method of disposal is to flush it down the toilet. However, flushing any bag down the toilet can only be done if the bags are water soluble. DO NOT flush the dog waste bag down the toilet unless you're absolutely sure the bag is made from water soluble plastic. The third way to dispose of your dog waste is to compost it. If this is your chosen method of disposal, degradable bags will work, but to achieve the best compost, be sure to use compostable dog waste bags.

Whatever method you choose to dispose of dog waste, please be sure to do it in a responsible manner if you're using dog waste bags.