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Animal waste is just like manure. As far as microbes are concerned, it is a good addition to the compost pile. There are some possible concerns. Does pet poop contain diseases that could be spread to humans after being composted? Does pet poop contain drugs that cause health issues if we eat vegetables grown using this compost.
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Not quite ready to take up sustainable elimination yourself? Well, if you have pets you can start by composting their waste. Yes, I know pet poop is on the list of 's, but that is due to the possibility of on-board disease-causing organisms that could infect humans and not the compostability of the material. Composting pet waste is perhaps even more important than composting human waste because so much of what pets eliminate ends up in landfills, where it can contaminate groundwater, rather than in sewage-treatment facilities. Don’t compost pet waste anywhere near water sources or edibles gardening
Photo provided by FlickrHave you used the Tumbleweed Pet Poo Converter or do you have experience with pet waste composting?
Photo provided by FlickrPet waste composting (or a doggy septic system); when I have the space I want to do this!
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If you have pets, creating a pet waste compost is extremely important to keeping your local environment clean. We will focus our attention here on how to compost pet waste safely but first let's get acquainted with why is it necessary to dispose of it.Again, one of the most recommended and environment-friendly options is composting pet waste safely. Let's see ourselves how to compost a pet waste safely.You must be aware that pet waste cannot be left where it is. This is because pet waste contains pathogens not found in human excreta. Both dog droppings and cat waste contain pathogens that can harm waterways, kill fish and algae, and contaminate play areas and fruits and vegetables grown for human consumption. However, the harmful nature of pet poop is of supreme concern in countries where there are a lot of pets. Though rodent poop is not as harmful as that of cats and dogs, all poops should be disposed of carefully to avoid disease outbreaks. There are a number of ways of disposing pet waste like composting pet waste (making a pet waste compost), flushing pet poop or simply trashing it.As is clear from the above, the three main ways of disposing of pet waste is landfill, composting, and septic tanks. Of these composting is the greener option as it does not lead to landfills. However, you need to make sure that the composting has been done carefully as it does not kill all the pathogens present in pet poop. It’s not only important for you to get rid of pet poops but also strongly recommended to keep your local eco-system healthy.Yet another great way to dispose of pet waste is to compost it. There are guidelines for this that should be scrupulously followed. For one, do not compost the pet poop along with your regular waste. Secondly, the compost bin or pit should be away from wells or other water sources or places of water storage such as ponds.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.