Putting dog poop in someone else's trash should not be done.
A dog poop composter. This is ideal with my dogs. The trash can is buried in a section of your yard that is not close by your vegetable garden.
One day in 2009, walking down the street in Cambridge, where he was finishing a graduate degree in art at MIT, he passed a dog park surrounded by trash cans heaped with poop bags. He’d just been in India on a research trip; in the houses he’d seen there, residents cooked on burners powered by the methane generated by cow dung. So at that moment, to him, the trash cans weren’t just trash cans — they were a waste of something that could be incredibly useful.
Although people love their dogs, the pooper-scooper issue creates quite a stink. Many landfills have a no-feces bylaw. If your city's landfill allows feces disposal, use a tightly tied plastic bag or two to keep the contents from leaching into the earth. Trash alternatives include a dog-waste compost bin for producing flower-garden nutrients, using compost-friendly bags found in pet-supply stores. Dog-waste disposal services are increasingly common. Mini septic systems, manufactured especially for dog waste, can help to solve the annual 500-pounds-of-poop-per-midsized-dog problem. Or simply flush the excrement down the toilet, using a scoop or a flush-approved, biodegradable bag.
It is NEVER ok. Keep your dog poop to your own trash please.
I Throw Away My Dog's Poop In Your Trash Can
I would never toss a bag of poop into someone's empty trash can, But sometimes, when I am far away from home or a public trash can AND if the cans are out along the street AND the garbage hasn't been picked up yet, I will throw my dog's bag into one. I don't feel great about it and don't do it often, but I also don't enjoy to holding onto a bag of poop for 30 min if I don't have to. Speaking of stink, in between trash pickups, your garbage can get really stinky if you just drop the dog’s poops directly into the can. If you’re using a poop scoop, you may want to have a separate poo can lined with a garbage bag in the yard. When it’s trash pickup time, seal the bag and toss it into the trash shortly before trash removal time. If you’re using individual poop pickup bags, it should be safe to drop them right into the main can, since they’re sealed pretty well. There are cons, however. Namely, what do you do with that poop once it’s scooped? You still have to get rid of it. Either you throw it into your garbage can (which isn’t ideal, because who knows when that can will get emptied), or you throw it into its own special doggie-poo can. The latter is nice, because you’re not mixing smelly poop with the rest of your trash. You can also set aside that doggie-poo can far away from your home or garage, if you have the space. But what tends to happen with that, is your doggie-poo can won’t get emptied for several weeks (at least your regular trash can likely gets emptied weekly), and no matter how far away that can is, the smell is horrendous. You’re also more apt to attract flies with a can specifically used for doggie poo.Now for the tricky part… disposing of the package. I know it can be tempting to put it in the trash can of the nearest house, but stinking up someone else’s garbage can isn’t very neighborly. I don’t recommend doing this (especially if your neighbor is a gun owner), but if you must, be sneaky and run away fast. Public trash cans or your own trash can are the place for your dog’s poo, so get used to marching through your neighborhood carrying a hot pink bag of warm poop. It’s just one of the many pleasures of being a dog owner.