poop-dogBusy dog owners need a way to dispose of their pet’s waste. They are delighted to pay a willing person to clean their yard. Some cities require pet owners not to leave excrement on the ground for any length of time because it is a significant contributor to ground water pollution. Interested individuals can ease pet owner’s stress while earning money by operating a dog waste removal service.

Physical Demands

Removing pet waste can be a part-time or a full-time job. It is hard work. The pooper scooper must repeat a scooping motion while bending over and shoveling. This type of strenuous work can cause strain on back, arms, wrists, and hands. Dog poop can become heavy after a good spring rain. This job demands the heavy lifting of trash bags to remove the dog waste from the yard.

Waste Disposal

Before beginning this business, it is important to check with the local government and research the laws pertaining to the waste removal of pets. It is important to know these laws so the pooper scooper doesn’t inadvertently get into trouble.

Just starting out, customers will be few, so the waste disposal isn’t so much of an issue. As business increases, the volume of waste will increase. The collected waste will need to be disposed of in a proper place. Some options are to take the waste to a local landfill, a sewage plant, or rent a dumpster. The costs of working with these options can be expensive. Some waste removal experts decide to offer “dog waste clean-up” instead of “dog waste removal”. The difference between these two offers is that the clean-up means the pooper scooper removes the waste from the yard and places the bags inside the homeowner’s trash can whereas the next option means the pooper scooper removes the waste entirely from the property.


For some pooper scooper, cleaning small yards are a breeze requiring only a few minutes of time. However, some first-time customers or homeowner’s with large yards need extra time. A pooper scooper will need a dust pan, a rake, and plastic trash bags. After collecting the waste, place the bags in the customer’s trash can or remove the waste from the property.