Can you compost dog crap?
These are ok, for most meats etc.
‘normal’ composters aren’t supposed to have cooked foods, meat and poo put in them iirc.Posted 4 years agomolgripsSubscriber
You can’t see poo making good compost? Better tell all those farmers putting manure on their fields then.
I imagine it’d stink a fair bit, but I reckon it’d break down to its component minerals and nutrients pretty quickly. Where do you think it goes when it’s been left on the grass?Posted 4 years agowartonMember
It’s a big no for a normal compost heap. dogs eat meat, sometimes raw, cows and horses don’t, their poo carries all sorts of nasty stuff.
but, you can get special worm composters that do the trick, but you can’t mix the poo and other stuff, as the worms that like poo won’t like veg peelings etc.
why would you want to though, it’l stink to high heaven…Posted 4 years ago
POOP TO AVOID COMPOSTING:
Because domestic house pets (like dogs and cats) are carnivorous by nature, their poop should NOT be added to a compost pile. Human poop also (even if someone is a vegetarian!) should never be added to a compost bin or pile. Both dogs and cats have organisms in their stomachs and can also have diseases in their poop that are harmful to the composting process and plant life, and ultimately humans. These diseases can get into the plants you eat, and should not be digested. Human poop can carry pathogens, diseases and organisms that can be extremely harmful.Posted 4 years agomrhoppySubscriber
Yes you can, whether you should will depend on what you do with your compost and what you are composting in. You can get green cones that work as small scale anaerobic digesters but I’ve yet to find one that works consistently well that wasn’t operated by the manufacturer.Posted 4 years ago
Footflaps, I would point out that your doorstep green bin collection takes all food waste including raw meat. So I don’t believe it will be composted unless they treat it for all the nasties that will harbour. But they also say they don’t take cat or dog waste so you should be putting it with the rubbish, sorry! As I understand it, the soil improver they sell is made from the recycling centre green waste, which doesn’t include any food waste. Though of course I could be wrong.Posted 4 years ago
Has nobody mentioned cat AIDS yet? 😉
(Serious answer, as long as you peel and cook your veg then it shouldn’t be a problem, but raw veg that comes into contact with cat poo has the potential to make you poorly, particularly if you are vulnerable to infection or pregnant (!)… I can’t imagine the occurance is very high but I guess you could call it a risk.)Posted 4 years ago
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