Frequently Asked Questions
What’s with the name “Scoop2” you ask?
We commit to not only picking up our own pets’ poop but any other pet waste left behind that we come across. In addition, if we do not see left behind waste we will, in turn, “scoop” at least one piece of litter from our route and either recycle it or dispose of it properly, hence “Scoop2”.
Dog poop acts as fertilizer when left on the ground?
FALSE! Animal waste contains bacteria and parasites, such as, E. coli, giardia and salmonella. Waste washes from private property and our streets and parks into our waterways, which pollutes our watershed. This poses a health risk to both humans and other animals. High bacteria levels in the water not only pollute our watersheds, but can lead to beach closures throughout the summer. Whether at home or on a quick walk around the neighbourhood, it’s important to continue to pick up your dog’s waste. Waste that is not picked up can wash into storm pipes and pollute local waterways. Thanks for your efforts to keep our water clean.
What can we do?
Remember to bring plastic bags with you when you walk your dog to dispose of the waste properly in garbage cans.
- Animal waste is toxic, the bags are disposed of as garbage, no other circumstances. They are not organics or fertilizer and pet waste does not go into the green cart.
- Do not use bags marketed as biodegradable or compostable. These types of bags are never accepted at municipal compost facilities and must go into the garbage.
- Keep your pets on a leash near waterways and sensitive areas.
- Spread the message to other dog owners.
- On the go? Tie a pet-waste bag to your dog’s leash.
What’s the goal?
Here at Scoop2 our mission is to create a community of like-minded pet owners who care for the environment and respect our non-pet-loving neighbors. We are committed to helping eliminate pet waste left behind to protect our watershed and both humans and wildlife.
What is a “Poovement”?
We came up with the term “poovement” to describe the Scoop2 movement of picking up your pet’s waste. Join the Poovement by signing our Scoop2 pledge today!
Why Scoop the poop? Here’s the facts:
How Do I Sign the Scoop2 Pledge & Join the Poovement?
Joining is simple, we welcome everyone to the Scoop2 Community. Simply Sign up by clicking the button below: