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8 Genius Ways to Pick Up Your Dog Poop

Tired of using so many plastic bags to pick up your dog's poop? Well there are multiple ways you can clean up your dog’s doo without using all of that plastic, or having it smell in the garbage bin!

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Burying it

The most immediate thing you can do? Put the poop in the dirt! If you’re at home or out on a trail, burying your dog’s poo is probably the easiest (and most efficient) way to clean it up without worry about how to transfer it from point A to point B. However, you want to be extra careful on where you bury your dog’s poop. If you’re not burying it properly, it could be victim to your next lawn mowing extravaganza. Here’s why you should pick up dog poo before mowing your lawn.

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Compost it

Putting your dog’s poop in the dirt has the same effect, given that it will naturally decompose. If you don’t have compost at home, you could either create a composting bin or purchase a dog-poo specific composting bin. Composting dog poop can help eliminate germs and pollutants and breaks down the waste safely.

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Use Newspaper

If you’re trying to use less plastic bags, but would rather not have to clean a shovel or pooper scooper, a newspaper is a great alternative. It can naturally decompose and is a great way to repurpose something you’ve already used, just like one of these 80 fantastic items fit for repurposing.

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Freeze it

No, we’re not saying you need to go to your freezer and place a freshly created piece of dung there. You can use freezing sprays to make the poop firm, easier to pick up and put somewhere else. This helps to eliminate odors and pick up loose stools. Have your dog bunk out in style with one of these 14 adorable dog beds.

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Pooper Scooper

It’s a classic, but it’s still an easy plastic-free alternative. Pooper-scoopers help to prevent extraneous waste when cleaning your dog’s dung, and it doesn’t require you bending over and picking up poop with your hands. Plus, you can easily clean it with a hose, no poop contact necessary! Lavish your dog with one of these incredible dog houses, you won’t believe how Paris Hilton’s dog lives.

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Flush it

Poop goes in the toilet, right? So why not flush your dog’s poop. Although some people would flush dog poop with a plastic bag, it’s actually terrible for the drain system. You can use a shovel or pooper scooper to transfer the poop to your toilet to flush. Make sure you know these 14 cleaning tips to make life with a pet easier.

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Indoor Bathroom

If you have a smaller dog or live in a city, this may be an easy alternative to your problem. Forget having to transfer the poop from outdoors to indoors, when you can simply use a dog pad with a specific area for your dog to do their business. Keep your dog entertained with one of these high tech items like a “train n’ praise” potty training system that releases a treat for your dog after it does its business.

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Put it in a Streetlamp

Alright, this one sounds crazy, but they actually exist. In some cities around the world, streetlamps can actually be powered by dog poop! The methane gas that comes from the poop is actually used to power the light. You simply place the poop bag in the lamp and turn a handle. The machine will then break down microorganisms and produce the gas that will create fuel. If you can believe all of that, then you can believe there is actually a spray available that will tell your dog exactly where to do their business.