Dog waste is raw sewage: Scoop it, bag it, and place it in the trash.
Mecklenburg County is home to more than 218,000 dogs. They produce more than 52,000 pounds of dog waste every day.
Roundworms, E. coli, and Giardia are just a few of the many harmful microorganisms that can be transmitted from pet waste to humans. Some can last in your yard for as long as four years if not cleaned up. Children who play outside and adults who garden are at greatest risk of infection.
Pet waste is one of the causes of bacterial contamination of streams in Mecklenburg County.
The solution is safe and easy. 1) Scoop the poop, 2) put it in a plastic bag, 3) place it in the trash, and 4) wash your hands.