Animal Waste


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Pet owners in Derby must pick up their dog's waste on public property and property of others as stated in Ordinance 2165

Pet waste is not just a nuisance, it can host diseases or parasites that can infect other pets and people who come into contact with it. Pet waste biodegrades very slowly and is not good fertilizer.

What can residents do?


Take plastic bags with you when you walk your dog. Use the bag to pick up the dog waste. Tie bag closed and place it in the trash.

Tips for pet owners


Do not flush pet waste down the toilet. Septic systems and wastewater treatment plants are not designed to treat dog or cat waste.

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