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#1 KatCL

Posted 02 April 2007 - 11:18 PM

Dog Poop Composting

I am going to put a small dog poop composter in my yard.  I am wondering if anyone has tried this or something similar.

#2 bzzzbee

Posted 03 April 2007 - 10:26 AM

Hey there, we use one of these...Dog Waste System


We've had two so far (left the old one when we sold and bought again) and both times the trees/shrubs/grass surrounding it have gone nuts, they thrive on it.

There's no smell and it doesn't attract flies - we use grey water to flush it every few days...the only bugs it does attract are the good ones - dung beetle varieties that love the stuff  sick.gif

#3 KatCL

Posted 03 April 2007 - 12:59 PM

Thanks, ladies.  I'm going to give it a go.  I thought that, bzzbee, that it would just seep away. I guess that's why they recommend a BIG can. LOL

I'll let you know.

#4 bzzzbee

Posted 03 April 2007 - 01:53 PM

Yep, it'll work...I don't think the design of the container matters too much, the trick is in how deep you dig the hole and (ours is a metre) and you need a bucket load of pebbles down the bottom for better irrigation (according to the instructions we received).  

Ours has never overflowed (with two small dogs worth!), it's best to flush it with water every time you do a 'poo patrol' wink.gif We use grey water for this.

#5 ~Susan~

Posted 03 April 2007 - 03:03 PM

a great idea! we have just the one small dog but I am always feeling guilty as I put her poo in the garbage bin as i dont want it in the garden or normal compost. Will be looking into this one for sure!

#6 SqueakyPeanut

Posted 03 April 2007 - 03:55 PM

see you learn something new every day - I never knew you could compost dog poo.

I don't know if I will be able to get DH to do it though - as we only have 1 small dog and his way of picking it up is to run over it with the lawn mower.

For those that have a poop composter - the stuff you put in it to break it down - what would that be called?

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