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Eco-friendly solutions for dog waste

Dogs poop! There’s a lot of ways to dispose of dog’s fecal matter, but what’s the best and easiest way for you and for the environment?

We will discuss the big four in this article. The four major ways to discard of dog poop are: bag it, scoop it, reuse it, or flush it. There are pros and cons to each, so let’s dig in.

Bag it

While bags are the most common way to dispose of animal feces, it’s almost the least environmentally friendly and most expensive. At about $0.10/bag, and even the best bags still primarily made out of plastic, poop bags should be your last resort. Use them on walks and vacation, but use them sparingly.

Scoop it

Scooping poop is probably the best and easiest way to get rid of dog excrement. Pooper scoopers are very inexpensive, easy to clean, and are great if you have a yard of your own. And if you don’t have a yard, you can create a piece of a yard by purchasing some natural grass from Patio Pet Life. Scoop and trash; it’s very easy.  

Reuse it

One of the more complicated, but interesting ways to get rid of dog poop is to use it as fertilizer. This is best when your dogs exist on a natural diet, but it works fine on any consistent diet. As long as the dogs are eating the same thing every day, the fertilizer will be good. Fertilizing is not the easiest method to pick up, so do your homework before you start composting your dog’s poop. But if you’re into it, it’s a great reuse of the dog’s poop.

Flush it

One of the more interesting and more modern ways to get rid of dog poop is to do what we do! Flush it down the toilet. This requires a little bit two of the methods mentioned previously. It combines scooping and bagging into one reusable way. You can add flushing into your scooping routine. You can add flushing into your bagging routine. You can even combine by scoop, then bag, then flush! This is a great way to reuse bags if you like bags, and to get rid of the poop in a way that you know meets human standards.


No matter what you choose, just make sure to clean up after your dog. No one likes dog poop everywhere!