Dog poop is bad for the environment. It is an environmental pollutant and a human health hazard on top of being a unsightly mess for your A.I.R. Helper to step in or robot mower to run over.
A.I.R. recommends scooping dog poop into a compostable trash bag, then double-wrapping it with another bag and placing in the garbage to be collected and taken to the landfill.
Dog poop is not a good fertilizer. Leaving it on the ground or concentrating it one specific area of the lawn can harm soil quality.
Although it is possible to compost dog poop we do not recommend it for a multitude of reasons.
Dog poop provides a free source of food for rodents such as rats.
When enough dog poop enters local waterways, plant and animal life can start to falter. This is in part because dog poop adds nitrogen and phosphorus to the water, which in high enough concentrations depletes oxygen levels necessary to sustain plant life, fish and other wildlife.
Dog poop DNA analysis is a technology used in communities where all new and existing dog-owning residents are required to submit a mouth swab DNA sample from their dog. A database is then created and when dog poop is found on community grounds, the community manager collects a sample in a plastic vial and sends it to the dog poop DNA testing facility. Poop samples are then crosschecked with DNA records to identify the offender.
There are currently upwards of 84 million dogs living in the U.S. today. Collectively, these dogs create roughly 62.7 million lbs of poop every day and 22.9 trillion lbs of poop every year.
People don't pick up after their pets because either they forget to bring a bag or they run out of bags when they go for a dog walk. Most of the time, it is because they have a lack of time.