Can I flush my pet's waste down the toilet?

If you are connected to a municipal sewer system, reasonable amounts. Just make sure you're only flushing the waste, not the bag.

But if you are on a septic system, do not flush your pet's waste. Flushing pet waste can exceed the capacity of your septic system. The contents of your pet's waste, like grass, ash, and hair, can interfere with septic system functions and clog your drain field. In addition, your system is not designed to handle the hazardous organisms found in pet waste.

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1. Why is pet waste so harmful?
2. What should I do with my pet's waste?
3. Can I compost my pet's waste or put it in my yard waste bin?
4. My pet waste bag says it's biodegradable. So why can't I compost the full bag or add it to my yard waste bin?
5. Can I bury my pet's waste in the ground?
6. Can I flush my pet's waste down the toilet?
7. Why should we send pet waste to the landfill?
8. Does Bothell have a scooping law?