Dog waste can be a problem in communities if it isn't properly disposed of; it can pollute waterways and raise the harmful bacteria level in public water. A good rule of thumb is this: Don't just leave dog waste in the yard or in the woods and let nature take its course. You need to properly dispose of it. There are two options: One, save and reuse your plastic grocery bags to scoop up the waste and dispose of it in the trash. Or, for the greenest method, dig a hole in the ground around 12 inches deep and bury the waste. This will help it slowly decompose properly over time.
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