Pet Waste

Actions for Clean Water

A single gram of dog poop, about the size of a pea, contains 23 million fecal coliform bacteria! This is almost twice the amount in human waste. Stop & Scoop! Don’t Let Your Pooch Pollute!

Dog poop is raw sewage that contains a multitude of parasites and bacteria, which can make people sick. Kids are most susceptible to disease caused by coming in contact with soil contaminated by pet waste. The short list includes roundworms, hookworms, E. coli and Giardia, which bring on a range of symptoms including diarrhea, neurological disorders, and even blindness. Prevent disease in our streams, drinking water and our children: SCOOP IT, BAG IT and TRASH IT everytime!

dispenser

Scooping the poop is the neighborly thing to do! Stream Team makes it easy for you with two giveaways: a personal-sized bag holder and neighborhood sized dispenser and sign.

Get a FREE personal sized pet waste bag dispenser!

Carry your own handy-dandy bag dispenser on your dog's leash or in your pocket, so you always have a bag to scoop, bag, and trash your pet's waste. Pick one up at Customer Service or Public Works counters at the city hall buildings for Cities of Lacey, Olympia, and Tumwater, Thurston County Water Resources office at 929 Lakeridge Drive, SW. Refill bags are available at pet stores locally.

Pet Waste Pick Up Stations: Need one of these in your neighborhood?

Pet waste stations, consisting of a durable plastic dispenser and sign, along with free set of bags are available for free to homeowner associations, neighborhood associations, multifamily housing complexes, and other approved community areas.

City of Olympia Dog Poop Sign

Stop & Scoop Sign for the City of Olympia residents

Station Sign

Don't Let Your Pooch Pollute sign for City of Lacey, Tumwater, and Thurston County residents

To find out about eligibility and guidelines for the pet waste pick up stations, contact the staff listed below in the jurisdiction where you live and/or where the station will be located:

  • City of Lacey (city limits): Kim Benedict 360.438.2687
  • City of Olympia (city limits): Michelle Stevie 360.753.8336
  • City of Tumwater (city limits): Debbie Smith 360.754.4148
  • Thurston County (unincorporated): Chris Maun 360.754.3355 x6377