A couple was visiting an east coast Florida beach community with their 2-year-old Golden Retriever. The dog needed to go for a walk, and during the walk, it naturally produced some waste, which the wife picked up and placed in a bag. The couple walked a short distance and found a large community garbage can with a half-open lid at the road’s edge.
The wife placed the tied bag of dog waste in the garbage can. A man mowing his lawn at a nearby house confronted the wife, shouting that she was “disgusting” and couldn’t put the dog’s waste in someone else’s can. The wife countered that it was a garbage can, and that’s what they were for.
Nevertheless, the man continued to harass her until she took the bag out. This situation raises the question of whether the wife was wrong for putting the tied bag of dog waste in the community garbage can. However, placing dog waste in a community trash can is acceptable.
“The man who confronted the wife may have been overreacting. No, your wife (or you) are not the “a**hole” for putting a tied bag of dog poop in a community garbage can.”
While it may not have been the ideal or preferred disposal method for the man mowing his lawn, putting the dog waste bag in the can is generally acceptable. The man who confronted your wife may have been overreacting and not following the appropriate community etiquette.
Redditors generally agree and don’t think they’re in the wrong, stating, “I don’t really get this. I don’t really care if others use my bins; would rather they throw their garbage in a bin than on the street. I mean, sure, if someone is doing a big household dump and filling my bin up, that would obviously be an issue, but a cup or a dog bag here and there isn’t an issue. Garbage is garbage.”
Disposing of dog waste in community trash cans is generally considered acceptable if the waste is appropriately contained in a bag. However, it is always best to check local regulations and follow specific guidelines for disposing of pet waste in the area.
Some communities may have specific rules or designated trash cans for pet waste, so it’s essential to be aware of and follow these guidelines to maintain clean and healthy communities. However, some Redditors do believe YTA, stating, “YTA. I personally hate people putting their rubbish in my bin, especially dog poop. Edited to add, we have a dog, and we take her poops home to our own bin.”
If someone confronts you for putting dog waste in a bin, it is vital to remain calm and respectful. You can explain that you were following the guidelines for the disposal of pet waste in the area and that you thought the garbage can was an appropriate place to dispose of it.
However, suppose the person continues to shout or becomes aggressive. Removing the waste and finding a different disposal method may be best. It is also a good idea to report any incidents of harassment to the appropriate authorities if necessary to ensure the safety of yourself and others.