Monday, May 18, 2009

Poop composter

I finally got my poop composter , now this little composter will NOT make usable soil but dispose and minimize the poop that my pooches create.
I took the plastic poop garbage can I had , drilled holes all around .


After the holes were in my husband sawed off the bottom of the can { so that when it is time to cover over the hole full of poop compost the can can be removed and hopefully re-used again}






The hole was dug to create a cavity just deep enough to leave the can and lid about flush with the earth.
I started to use it right away , all you need is septic tank enzymes and that should do it , the enzymes should consume part of the poop and lessen the quantity over time , you can also add some grass clippings.
The reason I decided to try this method was becasue of the plastic bags , I have been so proud of our community seeing customers entering the stores re-usable canvas bags in hand for , especially now that they charge 5 cents per bag to deter people from using them and to lower the waste caused by plastic bags .
The only reason I used plastic bags was to pick up the poop, this needed to stop , I found this new option which solves my problem , I am no longer contributing to the plastic bag problem , this makes me happy .
I figure that I have now eliminated the used of 1600 plastic bags a year , and if I were to have to pay for those bags to pick up the dootie that would have cost me $80.00 a year , this new method cost me $8.00 for the enzymes , it is a win win .




5 comments:

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Ummmm... Cool?

Poop happens. LOL

Wendy said...

I love this idea! We may have to try it.

Joanna said...

Awesome idea! We may need to do this too.

MeganSloan said...

Cool idea. I am terrible at picking up the dog poop in our yard but with a baby on the way, I need to change, especially once she grows up and starts wanting to play in our back yard. Would adding some worms help too?

Kim said...

Smart Smart.