Improve Water Quality and Be Neighborly by Picking Up After Your Pets
We know it’s gross to pick up pet waste, but it’s even grosser not to. In fact, it’s a heath risk to both pets and people, especially children.
Pet waste is full of bacteria that can make humans and animals sick. This bacteria gets into water runoff with no treatment and pollutes nearby waterways.
On top of that, it’s also an eyesore and absolutely no fun to step in. It's not just good for the environment. Picking up after your pets is also the neighborly thing to do.
Here are a couple of options for cleaning up after your pet:
- Seal the waste in a plastic bag and throw it in the garbage. To be more environmentally friendly, you can buy compostable bags at almost any pet store.
- Scoop and flush it down the toilet. This might be the best option, because then your community sewage treatment plant or your septic system treats the pet waste.