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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Make your own dog poop composter!

Did you know that a dog's poop is the largest contribution that pups make to the carbon pawprint of the environment?

Yep, that's right. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the average dog excretes approximately .75 pounds of poop per day, or about 274 pounds per year. With over 60M dogs in the United States that's a lot of dog doo!

Combine that with the number of dog waste bags added to landfills and you can just imagine the impact that dog waste is having on our landfills and our environment.

So what's a dog to do? Make your own doggie doo composter, right in your own backyard.

If you live in a milder climate where the frost line of the ground only goes about a foot deep, a doggie doo composter is a great way to help the environment and reduce your dog's carbon pawprint.

Not too long ago, we wrote a great article on HubPages to help folks learn how they can make their own dog waste composting system. Or you can purchase one online from the resources we've listed below.

Remember if you live in the city and have a city sanitation system, the best way to dispose of the doo is to flush. But if you live in the country, a doggie doo composter, whether homemade or purchased, is great to help ease the volume in your septic tank.

Happy Composting!


  1. Also, if you live in a city and are on septic.. good Idea not to flush poo. This is much better!

  2. Hi

    Never thought of this before composting my dog poo. my 6 dogs sure rack alot I sitting here looking a bag full right now.

  3. This is such a great idea. I'd be happy to take the steps to become more "green" and sustainable. The waste problem in this country is outragous...this is very helpful though so thank you!


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