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Old 09-28-2015, 09:38 AM
 
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This applies to Dekalb Co, although I'm sure it applies elsewhere as well. Confirmed with them over email.

Dog walkers routinely put dog waste baggies in my brown paper yard waste bag. Please note the trash collectors do no pick up the dog waste and will leave them on the curb.

Further, if you are putting the waste in a plastic trash can, county provided or not, they will not take the baggies if sitting in there loosely. These baggies must be placed into a larger bag within the can (ie kitchen trash bag).

I can't tell you how many bags of dog crap I have to deal with and I don't own a dog. Love dogs, but I don't want to deal with other's crap.

I'm not sure if dog owners are just not aware, don't care or just lazy.
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Old 09-28-2015, 12:36 PM
 
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It's a valid concern. We used to have problems with people stopping to let their dogs poop in our yard. Then they'd just keep on going without even bothering to clean it up.

I also love dogs but owners must be responsible.
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Old 09-28-2015, 02:30 PM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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I believe the correct term for those types of people are "jerks". They are however not as bad as the people who live in apartment buildings or other dense areas and let their dogs out off their leash. I DON'T CARE IF YOUR DOG IS "THE SWEETEST DOG IN THE WORLD" AS YOU SAY, KEEP THAT THING ON A LEASH!
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Old 09-28-2015, 06:14 PM
 
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Yeah, people can be really selfish and rude. I've seen where they put their dog mess in a bin that's already been visited by the trash company. Really? Who does that? If you are able to catch them though, just them seeing you might be enough for them not to do it again. Because trust me, they know that what they are doing is wrong.
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Old 09-28-2015, 06:46 PM
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This applies to Dekalb Co, although I'm sure it applies elsewhere as well. Confirmed with them over email.

Dog walkers routinely put dog waste baggies in my brown paper yard waste bag. Please note the trash collectors do no pick up the dog waste and will leave them on the curb.

Further, if you are putting the waste in a plastic trash can, county provided or not, they will not take the baggies if sitting in there loosely. These baggies must be placed into a larger bag within the can (ie kitchen trash bag).

I can't tell you how many bags of dog crap I have to deal with and I don't own a dog. Love dogs, but I don't want to deal with other's crap.

I'm not sure if dog owners are just not aware, don't care or just lazy.
Same here. They also like to dump it in my trash can after trash has already been picked up for the day, leaving me with that smell for a week.
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Old 09-28-2015, 08:03 PM
 
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What a-holes.

I even feel awkward about slipping it into trash bags that are sitting on the curb waiting to be picked up later that morning (in Duluth we use loose trash bags, not cans -- don't ask, it's weird!)

I always always always pick up after my dog. Well, as much as I can, anyway, I feel bad when it even leaves a little residue behind, but poop and grass are imperfect systems sometimes.

I use flushable bags. I bring em home and flush em. It's supposed to be better for the environment and it keeps them from stinking elsewhere.
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Old 09-29-2015, 04:45 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I have not had that problem. When I lived in a house, the HOA wouldn't let us leave the garbage bins out long enough to even let it happen. If anyone dropped something in the paper yard cleaning bags, I never knew it.

I would be more upset if the dog used my yard and the owner did not pick it up moreso than where they put it afterward. However, as a dog owner, I cannot see under what circumstance I would use someone else's personal garbage bin, lawn bag, or anything to dispose of my dog's droppings. Not only that but any other trash even if it was only a dixie cup - that is not OK.
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