Many people think you can put your pet waste in the compost. This is definitely a no no! – and your pet’s waste should be disposed of correctly. Pollution is an ongoing issue, but one pollutant – pet waste – that transmits bacteria and parasites into our waterways, potentially effecting our health, might be overlooked. Experts say your pet’s waste can create a problem when it is not disposed of properly. So when you are picking up after your pet, please be considerate. Place it in a plastic bag and dispose of it with your garbage.