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What do you use in place of free grocery plastic bags to pick up dog poo?

asked 2016-12-04 11:10:56 -0500

Having a daycare and lodging business, I have used plastic bags to clean up dog droppings and also during walks, Of course, this was to save money and make further use of those pesky bags. I DO realize the need to discontinue them and approve of the situation, but what to use cost effectively in its place? What do you use aside of store bought poop bags?

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Bread bags and bagel bags work great!

Marlo S.'s profile image Marlo S.  ( 2016-12-26 12:04:16 -0500 ) edit

Newspaper bags

Sharon H.'s profile image Sharon H.  ( 2018-03-12 22:16:27 -0500 ) edit

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answered 2016-12-05 08:29:24 -0500

Hi Janice: Yes, poop bags can get expensive, and I also supplement my stash with plastic bags from stores (some store bags are much better than others, aren't they?). Amazon runs sales on poop bags occasionally, so you can get a case of bags at a much lower rate than usual. If you haven't done so already, set up a Wish List on Amazon, and put some poop bag options on it. Then when they go on sale, you'll get an email about it. Also, you can check your local dollar store for some....they aren't as nice as others, but they do the job!

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answered 2017-02-24 23:32:15 -0500

If you are needing ways to pick up feces from pups being at your home or business for daycare or boarding, I bought a stainless steel can, kids shovel, and a pooper-scooper to pick up feces and place in large 13 gal bag then place in dumpster.

For walks, I use grocery bags, bread bags, etc, anything that I buy groceries in that could be used the same.

Just remember, anything you buy for your rover business, you can claim on your taxes as business expense because you are an independent contractor with Rover

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answered 2016-12-05 10:53:33 -0500

I don't like throwing away plastic so I buy biodegrabable bags on amazon which is a decent value

https://www.amazon.com/Gorilla-Supply...117?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1480956694&sr=1-17&keywords=biodegradable+poop+bags

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answered 2018-03-10 16:41:55 -0500

Home Goods, Daiso, or a dollar store. I've also heard that some times grocery stores will have left overs of rolls of bags from produce and you can ask for them from a manager.

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answered 2016-12-04 11:35:08 -0500

Hey Janice,

I'm a full time walker so my requirements for poop bags may be different than yours, but I use newspaper sleeves that I purchase from ULine, they aren't the cheapest, but I've found them easier to use and more reliable than many of the commercial poop bags on the market. I can almost always use them for 2 poops or more, and with walking clients multiples its less to carry around. (https://www.uline.com/Product/Product...) Amazon also carries many options as do Chewy, PetSmart and Petco. Happy pooping!

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the dollar tree sells them cheap!

Tyler S.'s profile image Tyler S.  ( 2016-12-07 21:07:32 -0500 ) edit
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answered 2018-03-09 18:59:15 -0500

In my own yard, I use a claw-style poop scooper. I have a small garbage can with a lid lined with a plastic bag. I put a little odor absorbing cheap cat litter in it to help with the smell. I walk around the yard, scoop the poop, dump it in the can. I throw it away after I am finished.

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answered 2018-04-05 14:30:40 -0500

Ask client to provide poop bags for their dog when you are walking or boarding.

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answered 2017-02-28 16:39:45 -0500

I buy poop bags in bulk from stores like Marshalls and Ross. They sell like 100 bags for like 4$ or 5$, but most of my clients provide poop bags already, so I usually don't have to worry about it.

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answered 2017-03-03 12:50:17 -0500

I purchase biodegradable bags and keep a supply, then charge them off as a business expense. Most often the clients provide them - which they should have available for you.

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answered 2017-11-19 19:46:22 -0500

they sell poop bags at dollar tree with like 80 in each pack

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