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    i've always used Mut Mitts which are pick up bags that are double ply in the part where your hand goes. I've used the thinner single ply ones and have found that given the choice i would take the double ply.

    I have twisted the neck of them after the poop is in them and then tied them with a wire twister thing from the market.

    Then, at first, i used to put them in a big trash bin in my backyard, lined with a 30 gallon bag, and a sealing lid. Twice a week, the trash would be picked up so twice a week i'd put the 30 gallon bag in the dumpster, tied with a twister.

    But i soon found that whenever i opened the sealed lid of my backyard trashbin to put newly filled Mut Mitts into it a couple of times a day or so, the odor from the tied shut pick up bags inside was so bad, so strong, and just gagged me, and the smell would linger for quite a while, and i learned before i opened the bin to first make sure the door to my home was closed. So even though the little bags were knotted shut and tied with a twister, that odor sure did get out.

    So, then i found that it was better if i did not put the sealing lid on the bin, and just tossed the little bags in there, leaving the lid off, and put them in the dumpster to be picked up twice a week. That is pretty much what i've been doing. I do still smell them now and then, vaguely, but nothing like when i used to keep the lid on the bin.

    Also when out on walks, i pick poop up with Mutt Mitts and put it in city bins.

    I am not that happy with keeping these little filled bags in my backyard, and have been putting them in the main dumpster more often than twice a week. I haven't smelled odors coming from the dumpster, miraculously it seems.

    Once, Claire on this board, Woody's mom, told me her mum had found some kind of charcoal stuff to put into the trash bin that eliminated odors. I searched on the web but didn't really find the right thing at the time, and have since not dealt with it.

    Back when it was kind of a crisis where the smell coming out of the bin that had been sealed was traumatic, i looked into those little septic tank or cess pool things they sell at the pet store, but something about it worried me, and i didn't get one. I guess just the idea of putting so much waste down a hole in my little backyard, and also, i rent, i don't own the place so i wasn't sure it it would be ok with management.

    I would like to hear feedback from anyone who's used one of those, and would also like to hear from anyone who's used any kind of charcoal to take care of trashbin odors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nlg679
    ...I keep a small metal can with the press foot the lid goes up and down (when it is down you can't smell a thing)...I line it with odor killing pellets...

    Can you give some more info on the odor killing pellets? thanks

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    Oh, another idea...I know someone that uses a diaper genie in their garage and empties it on trash days...dogs and babies deserve the same, right?
    Ashley - Mom to Duncan (4 years/blenheim) and Arthur (3 years/ruby)

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    ODORZOUT granules.
    The small separate can with the nice lid that seals works well. I always line the cans with those plastic grocery bags...the granules are poured right into the bottom of the can not the plastic bag.
    Each poop package is self contained in it's own bag then dropped into the can.
    Nancy

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    Just curious Nancy ... I'm searching for a solution like yours myself right now. I've seen various versions of the small lidded trash cans at Target, Bed Bath and Beyond, Ikea etc - where did you get yours? I thought there might be a difference in quality / air tightness! and it's good to know in advance what actually works.
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    Katie is correct...I too have read that disposal should NOT be done in the toilet due to parasites...apparently the sewer treatment does not distroy parasites. I think I saw the info in either Dog Fancy Magazine or Bark...??? Sorry...I can't remember which one.

    We keep ours in a covered can outside and it is taken out with the trash...and trash in this area is incinerated.
    Lynn
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    Ohhh yeah...and 2 human (20 & 21 yr old) "children"

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    I picked it up at Linens and Things...its small, I guess it is the size you would keep in the bathroom. I keep it in the garage.
    It has a lift out pail inside so during the summer I clean it out with baking soda and then let it set with Mr. Clean soak.

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    We live on acres and the dogs are usually considerate enough to poo far from the house & our outdoor recreational areas. Mother Nature takes care of it pretty fast.

    If I lived in an urban area I think I'd probably look around for one of those doggy septic tanks, but failing that I'd double bag it (like I do prawn shells) and put it in the rubbish bin.
    ~ Sam, Sonny & Beau ~

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    I do what Nancy does, only I don't use pellets. I keep the can outside on my deck during cold weather, and then I move it to a safe corner away from the deck during the warmer months. We have garbage pickup once a week, so we add it to the big trash bag when we put it out on the curb.
    Cathy Moon
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    I've been searching for an outside small garbage can that is air tight, but I've had a shockingly hard time finding one!
    Lani
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