Photo of cute Cocker Spaniel with Pet Poop Pollutes message from Stormwater Management

When water runs off of your yard, pet waste can wash down the storm drains and go untreated into streams, creeks, and lakes. This waste contains harmful bacteria which is unhealthy for all wildlife and people.


  • Carry disposable bags while walking your dog and dispose of waste in the trash.
  • Do not use pet waste in a compost bin.
  • Pet waste can be thrown in the trash or toilet. Do not flush down sticks, rocks, etc.
  • Pick up pet waste from your yard. It is not a fertilizer.
  • There are businesses that will pick up pet waste for a small fee.