How do you dispose of pet waste? - German Shepherd Dog Forums
 12Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-24-2019, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
das1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Ohio - USA
Posts: 43
Question How do you dispose of pet waste?

I have a small back yard and have been picking up the waste by putting it in bags that go into a "poo only" can to be picked up by the trashman weekly. Living in the Northeast of the US my soil is clay and it seems that the in ground systems would not work because of the soil and cold.

Am I missing a better way to do this?
das1 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-24-2019, 11:47 AM
Member
 
Gwyllgi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 132
Flush it down the toilet.
Without the poop bag

Sent from my LYA-L09 using Tapatalk
das1 likes this.
Gwyllgi is offline  
post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-24-2019, 12:27 PM
Master Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Botetourt, VA
Posts: 693
Don't waste your money on an in ground system. I use plastic grocery bags. They are free and the right size for a scooper. Then I put the bag in an outdoor trashcan. I wouldn't want to bring dog **** into my house, plus you might have some on your shoes.
JessicaR and das1 like this.
Chip Blasiole is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-24-2019, 01:45 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 77
In-ground systems have to be flushed eventually, just like cesspools.
There is a system that attaches to your plumbing and allows you to flush it from outside, just like it was a toilet. Can't remember the name. It is about $1,000 not counting plumber installation, IIRC.
I went through a lot of thinking and trials on this on two very large dogs. In the end, I wound up with a medium-size trash can lined with a garbage bag. Collect it and dump it with the trash.
das1 likes this.
wm97 is offline  
post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-24-2019, 02:03 PM
Junior Member
 
Kari01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Midwest, USA
Posts: 47
I just buy cheap bulk dog waste bags and then chuck them in the regular outdoor trash can. I don't use a scooper, just turn the bag inside out, tie it up and wash your hands. I don't find there is much of an issue with smell or flies if you keep the trash can lid firmly secured, since the bags are already sealed.
das1 likes this.
Kari01 is offline  
post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-24-2019, 03:28 PM
Moderator
 
car2ner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Maryland
Posts: 4,159
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gwyllgi View Post
Flush it down the toilet.
Without the poop bag

Sent from my LYA-L09 using Tapatalk
some municipalities frown on this...of course, how often are they going to check? Never
das1 likes this.

about.me/car2ner
Patton CGC BH
Chief fetch fanatic

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

car2ner is offline  
post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-24-2019, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
das1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Ohio - USA
Posts: 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by car2ner View Post
some municipalities frown on this...of course, how often are they going to check? Never
That reminded me of the time I recently had to explain to an old lady she needed to "double flush" as I wasn't sending my maintenance guy anymore to plunge her very large bowel movements. Yuck.
das1 is offline  
post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-24-2019, 11:18 PM
Crowned Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Oregon
Posts: 15,747
When my dogs cooperated by crapping in the yard rather than out in the "untamed" 4 acres, I lined a small bucket (marketed as a kid's sand bucket) with a plastic grocery take out bag, scooped the day's product into that, tied the bag shut until the next "collection" time. It would hold about a week's worth for 2 GSDs (both of which can be said to be full of, yes, that.). Then it would get tied and put in the trash.


Be careful what you flush. The "wrong" product can mess up your sewage system -- I'm especially cautious as I now have a septic system.
das1 likes this.
middleofnowhere is offline  
post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-24-2019, 11:51 PM
Master Member
 
BigOzzy2018's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 503
Garbage can
das1 likes this.
BigOzzy2018 is offline  
post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-25-2019, 03:44 AM
Elite Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 1,107
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kari01 View Post
I just buy cheap bulk dog waste bags and then chuck them in the regular outdoor trash can. I don't use a scooper, just turn the bag inside out, tie it up and wash your hands. I don't find there is much of an issue with smell or flies if you keep the trash can lid firmly secured, since the bags are already sealed.
I use my plastic bread bags. They're the right length and strength to collect a couple of 'tickets' before knotting and binning the bag.
das1 likes this.
Dunkirk is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to dispose of doggy waste LeonLescaille General Puppy Stuff 19 05-24-2018 11:08 AM
How do you handle your pups waste? TiaMarie General Puppy Stuff 21 08-31-2016 11:46 AM
Waste is solid in AM, but soft in PM superpanjy General Puppy Stuff 4 09-10-2015 10:10 AM
Composting dog waste Liesje General Information 14 04-18-2014 11:16 AM
Dog Waste Systems????? Ryder&SophieSue General Information 7 03-04-2010 02:04 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome