Pet Waste

WHAT'S THE PROBLEM WITH PET WASTE?

Pet waste is a health risk to pets and people, especially children. It's a nuisance in our neighborhoods. Pet waste is full of bacteria that gets carried into the storm sewer system when it rains. The bacteria ends up in stormwater ponds, ditches and the Straight River.

Be responsible and clean up after your pets.

  1. Bring a bag.
  2. Clean it up.
  3. Dispose of waste properly in the toilet or trash.

HOW YOU CAN HELP!

  1. Carry a plastic bag when walking your pets and be sure to pick up after them.
  2. Clean up pet waste in your yard frequently.
  3. Pick up after your pets before cleaning patios, driveways, and other hard surfaces. Never hose pet waste into the street or gutter.

The best way to dispose of pet waste is to flush it down the toilet because it gets treated at the wastewater treatment plant.  Other disposal methods include sealing it in a bag and placing it in the trash or burying small amounts in your yard to decompose. Be sure to keep it away from vegetable gardens