League of Women Voters: The scoop on poop in Brookline

“Since the 1960s, the League of Women Voters, nationwide, has been at the forefront of efforts to protect air, land and water resources. How does this relate to dog ownership? Dogs reduce stress, provide lessons in care and responsibility for children, provide opportunities for daily exercise and are generally a loved member of any family they belong to. They do have their downside. They poop.

“A good option is composting your dog’s waste. The USDA has a free publication online entitled ‘Composting for Dog Waste.’ Use the compost for plants or lawns, but not for fruits or vegetables for human consumption. Keep tools and compost bins separate, as dog waste can transfer diseases to human beings.”

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