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Old 02-25-2005, 01:30 PM   #1
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Dog-poo & Trash pick-up restrictions!?!

WAY off topic I know... But no one else has any idea... Figured I'd ask here...
I got a letter attached to my trash can today.
Due to health concerns, please refrain from placing pet waste in garbage receptacles.
WHAT!?! 8O
My dog goes in my yard, and about once a week, I will put on a plastic glove, get a plastic grocery bag, pick it all up, tie the bag closed, and toss it in the trash can. I was not aware of any health concerns. When I called the number and inquired about them, they didnt know either, but that there WERE concerns.
The waste from my dog is contained in a bag, so for it getting on the trash guys when they pick up the trash, I dont see how that could happen. As far as in the dump its self, how is this different then a babys disposable diaper? I asked my neighbor (no pets) if they got this letter and they said nope. I thought maybe it was a form letter. no...its because I have been putting dog waste in the trash can.
I dont mind tossing the stuff in the woods. Im sure theres all kinds of bugs and stuff that would enjoy it, but I would LOVE to know what kind of health concerns there are for putting dog poo in the trash. anyone EVER heard of this?
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That is really strange. Was it hand written? I am thinking the garbage men just don't want to smell it. I have cats and all the kitty litter goes into a bag, and into the trash. I have no where else to put it. I would ask the garbage men (or leave them a note ) asking where it would be safe to put the dog doo?
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Toss it in the street and let it bake in the sun. That's the stupidest thing I ever heard of.
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LOL!!!
mmmmm.... sun dried dog poo...HA!!! Im sure the HOA would love that!

and it was a typed letter. Our county is a little off the books if you ask me. We also got a letter some time ago that all trash was to be in bags (thats fine) but then THOSE bags were supposed to be in one BIG bag. and tied shut We have a 70 gal trash can. I have never seen 70 gal trash bags. so far they havent said anything about that.

As far as the smell, how can 10-12 Jack Russell dog piles be worse then a sun baked trash can? If they dont like the dog poo, I bet they LOVED the raw chicken I tossed in there last summer.
Im thinking that I will continue my practice of dog waste removal, and if something is said again, Im going to DEMAND for explanation.
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Pretty soon they are going to ask that you not put anything "gross" in your can. "All dry and clean garbage only please"
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That's is unreal. What about the people who don't have a wooded area to dispose of the waste? What do they expect you to do with it? Have to train that dog to use the toilet Melody. Good thing they don't have to visit my house. They'd love the rotty and standard poodle waste. LOL
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how is this different then a babys disposable diaper?
Hmmmm. I think we found the answer. To bad you'd have to buy pampers to do it though.
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how is this different then a babys disposable diaper?
Hmmmm. I think we found the answer. To bad you'd have to buy pampers to do it though.
can I get those kind that have the little space for the umbilical cord, so his tail will fit? Or maybe I'll have to just cut a hole. And to think my hubby thought his sweater was dorky!! HA!!!
I trained my OLD beagel to use a litter box... that was cool. I think I will just double bag it from now on. They are NOT going to know unless they start picking thru my garbage. now if they do that.... we have issues...

It just strikes me that the entire job of trash collection, has its health risks. I cant see how picking up dog poo would increase the risks SO much that they would ask us to stop throwing it away. It seem that the risk of human waste would be far greater then dogs.

Who knows
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Disposable doggie diapers? You've got the answer but where will it end? Health Department citations for the liquid form too??? Can't imagine a canine even attempting that trick in a diaper!

Geez...we need to get a grip.
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Health Department citations for the liquid form too??? :

What a vision.... all of us walking our dogs, plastic bag in one hand... urin collection bottle in another... how do we hold the leash!
poor dog.... "You want me to pee in what!?!?!"
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