When it comes to dog waste disposal are the ghosts – especially annoying it is when the land mines not collected and disposed of. But even with the disposal of the dog waste bags you can go wrong. For example when choosing a garbage can.
“Please don’t throw any dog poop here” – a note with this inscription on a private garbage can sparked discussions in the city of Remscheid (North Rhine-Westphalia).
Dog owners felt provoked – after all, you take care of what your dog has left behind and should you be punished for it?
Even if dog owners don’t like to hear it: In fact, the garbage can owner is right in this case. Because the dog waste bag cannot simply be disposed of in someone else’s garbage cans on private property. Not even if there is no public rubbish bin in sight.
Dog waste bags have no place in someone else’s garbage cans
Waste expert Michael Sauer from the Remscheid waste disposal company confirms this: Nobody has to accept third-party garbage in their bin. “You pay for the volume of your garbage can and you have the right that no one else takes this volume away,” he explains to the “Remscheider General-Anzeiger”. So legally the garbage can owner is right.
If dog owners want to avoid trouble, they should pack the leftovers of their four-legged friends neatly, tie them up and throw the customer waste bag into the garbage can at home. However, not in the organic but in the residual waste: faeces cannot be composted well. That is why you have to dispose of the contents of the litter box or rabbit litter in the residual waste bin.
If you prefer to get rid of the dog waste bag on the go, you can use public rubbish bins. “Dirt bags can go in there,” says the expert. He recommends dog owners to take dog waste bags with them every time they go for a walk, inexpensive sandwich bags would do for that. “If everyone had a sachet with them, a lot would have been gained.”