Scoop It, Bag It, Trash It!

Image of Karen from Rock Creek Conservancy and her dog Milo with the poop loop sign.
May 31, 2013
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Have you ever stepped on dog poop? We all have either stepped on it, or pulled a hamstring trying to avoid it.

Issues with dog poop are easily solved! Encourage everyone responsible for a dog to pick up after their dog. How simple is that?


Aside from stepping on dog poop, what’s the big deal?

Not only is dog poop a nuisance because of the smell, but it can be an unwelcomed guest in your home. Dirty shoes with traces of dog poop can contain parasites and bacteria that can make your kids and pets sick.

Image of a shoe stepping on dog poop.



Every time it rains, thousands of pounds of dog waste left on the ground is washed into storm drains that may lead directly into our streams, causing pollution in our rivers and streams.


Image of pet waste station in a park


So don’t forget next time you and Fido take a walk: scoop it, bag it, and trash it! It’s that simple.

Download a poster on the impacts of pet waste. (PDF, 265 KB)


Did You Know?

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a typical dog excretes 274 pounds of waste per year!

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