1:5:10:365 EcoTip Blog

August 26, 2008

:239 Pet Waste

Filed under: :239 Pet Waste — Tags: , , , , , , , , — John Banta @ 12:14 am

Welcome to today’s 1:5:10:365 Tip for becoming a better steward for our home and planet environment.

1:5:10:239 EcoTip: Disposal of pet waste also uses up landfill resources and makes the trash can pretty nasty. The Doggie Dooley is an in ground pet waste disposal system that works like a septic system. It can be purchased at most pet supply stores. Or you can make your own by following the directions from Canada’s Office of Urban Agriculture at http://cityfarmer.org/petwaste.html#pet


 Additional Information:

According to the City Farmer website

Collect the dog doo and drop it into the basin. Sprinkle two of the packets of septic tank starter on top of the dog doo and add a litre or so of water. Cover the hole with the lid. Within 48 hours, the septic tank starter, which is non-caustic, and promotes natural bacterial growth will have begun its work and you can add more dog doo. You can then begin to add it daily.

Give the system a bucket of water a week and a packet of starter once or twice a month. The dog doo turns to liquid, most of which washes into the soil. What remains is a humus which should only need to be collected once every two or three years. There is no smell even in the warmest weather. Even the Vancouver Health Department declares them safe.



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