Lexington County Animal Control Ordinance Section 10-34(i) states:
The owner of every pet shall be responsible for the removal of any excreta deposited by the pet on public walks and ways, recreation areas, or private property.
Many of the towns and cities within Lexington County have similar ordinances. Violation of these ordinances can lead to citations and fines.
As a pet owner there are many things that you can do to reduce your pet’s impact on the environment.
1. Always scoop the poop! It’s the law.
2. Install a pet waste bag station in your neighborhood or at your business. LCSC has instructions for building your own station.
3. If your animal’s waste collects in your back yard, consider a pet waste composter to safely dispose of the waste.
The Lexington Countywide Stormwater Consortium has pet waste stations available to homeowners associations and dog-related businesses such as veterinarians, dog groomers, and pet stores, at no cost. These sturdy wooden pet waste stations are hand-constructed and come with one roll (200) of bags. For more information about Lexington County's Trash the Poop program, please click here.