You might be surprised to learn just how many different options you have when choosing a pet waste station for your community. After all, it’s just dog poop, right? Not so fast.
In this article we will explain the differences between different pet waste station products to help you make an informed buying decision that will fit your community’s needs and budget.
To start, pet waste stations have four main components:
Waste Receptacle : Where the waste goes. This part of the dog waste station holds a large plastic liner and the disposed of dog waste.
Post: The backbone of a pet waste station. All parts are secured to the post.
The Hazards of Pet Waste
It is a commonly held belief that pet waste left on the ground will simply enrich the soil as a good fertilizer does. Unfortunately, this could not be farther from the truth. Pet waste does not make good fertilizer and should never be used as fertilizer. In fact, pet waste can be hazardous to your health! Pet waste that is left on the ground is not only a health hazard, but it also damages our environment. This is why having a plan to manage pet waste in your community is so important.
The purpose of this article is to outline the importance of keeping pet waste off of the ground in community common areas. Not only is accumulated dog waste unsightly and smelly, but it also poses serious health and environmental concerns. By educating community residents on the importance of picking up after their pet they will be more inclined to do the right thing and pick up the poop!
Is Dog Doody Bringing Your Community Down?
The DoodyCalls Guide to Successfully Managing Pet Waste in Your Community.
With pet ownership on the rise, more and more communities, Home Owner Associations (HOAs), and apartment complexes are looking for affordable and practical solutions to effectively manage pet waste in their communities. In fact, any community that allows pets should have a pet waste management plan in place to support best practices for waste removal and keep pet waste under control.
Pet waste is unsightly and can decrease property values by making the community look unkempt and the grounds poorly maintained. Pet waste is also environmental pollutant that can easily create human health concerns if left unattended. Bacteria, worms and other parasites thrive in the waste until it is washed away into the water supply. Ringworm, roundworm, salmonella and giardia are examples of such bacteria, all of which are found in pet waste and are easily transferable to humans and other pets upon contact. And if that is not enough – pet waste is also the number one food source for rats – yuck!