Washington, DC

“Dear PoPville,

The (photo above) got me thinking about dog poo etiquette. However one feels about dogs, I think we can all agree that leaving dog poo on the ground is just plain wrong, but after that there might be some disagreement. My questions for the community are:

1) Is it ever acceptable to put bagged poo in someone else’s trash can?
2) What about city trash cans?

I get nervous when I see a mountain of bags precariously balanced on top of an overflowing trash can or even placed on the ground next to it, and I feel for the sanitation workers who have to deal with them.
3) Is it unreasonable to think an owner should put their dog’s waste in their own trash can and no place else? We’re talking about shit, after all.”


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