Updated: Feb 27
No, it is not okay to flush pet waste down the toilet. Pet waste can contain harmful pathogens and bacteria that can contaminate water sources and harm aquatic life. Flushing pet waste can also clog pipes and damage wastewater treatment systems.
The proper way to dispose of pet waste is to bag it and place it in the trash. Alternatively, you can bury the waste in a hole at least 6 inches deep and at least 200 feet away from any water sources. This ensures that the waste is properly contained and does not pose a risk to the environment.