Dog poop pickup is an important responsibility of dog ownership. The first step is picking up what your dog leaves behind. The second is making sure it is disposed of properly.

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. However, you should check to make sure this method of disposal is in accordance with local laws and regulations.

If you do follow the bag and garbage method, be sure to double bag the waste and tie knots at the top of both bags to ensure the waste is properly sealed. This is to protect garbage collectors from coming into contact with the waste upon pickup.