Pet Waste

Actions You Can Take

  • Pick up after your pet. Dispose of any pet waste into the trash.
  • Carry a plastic bag when you walk your pet. 
  • When treating pets for fleas and ticks, check with your veterinarian for safe substitutes that will minimize the impact to storm drains. Never dispose of flea dip liquid into the ground, creek, stream, or storm drain. Flea dip liquid should be disposed of as a household hazardous waste. 

Did You Know?

Each gram of pet waste contains about 20 million colonies of E. coli bacteria and other pathogens.



*Information on this Web Page excerpted from City of Concord, Copyright 2019, and City of Winston-Salem, Copyright 2006-2020