Made of sturdy plastic with a wide handle for a comfortable grip. Cleaning up after dog is faster and easier.The handle is tight enough to secure pet waste. It sure can handle waste from larger dog. Strong spring-loaded jaw opens easily with one hand but snaps shut securely and completely so clean-up is quick and easy. This scoop is perfect for both grass and hard, flat surfaces like asphalt and concrete. Scoop the waste and throw it to garbage bins. No smell and no mess around any more!