Dog Poop Pick up and pet waste removal laws Ahwatukee, Arizona

Sec. 27-12. Phoenix Laws on Animal waste.

A. Wastes from animals and pets must be removed and disposed of to prevent creation of a nuisance or health and safety hazard.

B. Small animal waste from typical domestic pets such as dogs and cats must be placed in a plastic bag, securely tied and placed in a solid waste container.

C. The City may collect large animal waste from animals such as horses and livestock. If the City collects such waste, it may charge a separate fee and require the use of an alternate collection method.

D. All animal owners and custodians must immediately clean up and properly dispose of wastes left by their animals on any public street, alley, gutter, sidewalk, right-of-way, or park. (Ord. No. G-4623, § 1, 2004; Ord. No. G-5756, 2012; Ord. No. G-5920, 2014)

Waste removal required. Every owner of every animal shall immediately remove and dispose of in a sanitary manner any solid waste deposited by the animal on public property or upon any private property without the consent of the owner or the person in control of the property. This section shall not apply to persons with mobility disabilities or police officers or other law enforcement officers accompanied by
police dogs while on duty. Nothing in this section shall be deemed to permit or otherwise allow any violation of any applicable state, county or city ordinances including health code and nuisance regulations. A violation of this division shall constitute a civil infraction subject to a fine of $25 per occurrence.