Of course any responsible pet owner knows to pick up after a dog, and there are still plenty of signs around reminding us all the same! When trying to live a little more green, opting for those biodegradable bags is a great start, but what about composting the waste afterwards? According to the experts at Canada's Office of Urban Agriculture, there's a (fairly) simple way to begin composting dog poop in your own backyard.
- Take an old garbage can and drill a dozen or so holes in the side.
- Use a keyhole saw to cut out the bottom and remove it.
- Dig a hole in the ground that's deep enough for the garbage can.
- Toss some rocks or gravel in the hole for drainage and position the garbage can on top so it's a little higher than the soil level.
- Place the lid back on top.
- When you scoop some poop, put it in the hole and sprinkle in some septic starter (like Septonic) and add some water.
- The waste decomposes and enters the subsoil – remember, it is not used on garden beds!
I've already shared other eco-tastic tips, but here's one that takes a bit more effort. So what do you think – is throwing a biodegradable bag in the garbage where you'll stop or would you take it to the next level?