What can I do with dog poop
What can I do with dog poop when faced with never-ending piles in the back yardWhat can I do with dog poop -- That is the question. We all love our animals to death. But, we don't love the excrement that tends to pile up on our lawns every morning and every night.
So, what's the best way to dispose of this smelly, icky by-product from our animals? Simply throw it in the trash? Leave it all on your neighbor's lawn and tell them your pooch didn't do it?
Or course not. So, in the coming paragraphs, we'll take a look at a variety of environmentally friendly options for (both) getting rid of excess waste and doing it the right way.
Regular plastic bags can take over 100 years to decompose in a landfill. Biodegradable doggie waste bags offer owners a way to clean up for their pet while helping to create a greener world.
How does this work? Well, the owner's goal should be to help divert any (and all) naturally biodegradable waste from getting to our landfills. By using these particular bags, they actually don't end up going to the landfill.
The waste bags are compostable, which means you can either throw them into your backyard compost or bury them in the ground where micro-organisms will help to consume both the bag and its waste-containing contents.
There are even scented dog pooh bags which are completely biodegradable and convenient to use. They come in a one-at-a-time dispenser and are scented with the smell of baby powder, vanilla, spice or flowers to help mask the smell from your animal.
Believe it or not, there are really flushable poo bags. Many cities are beginning to crack down on owners who throw pet waste away in a plastic baggie. The flushable bags contain biodegradable elements and microorganisms which help to break down the wastes.
To be even greener, the flushable bags make use of waste treatment facilities which will help to eliminate parasites, bacteria, and nitrogen found in the sample. These bags end up being one of the best environmental ways in which to dispose of your pet's waste.
Pet Septic System, In-Ground
There are pluses and minuses with the septic system. First, it will break down the pet waste and wash it away into the ground. For smaller yards, though, sometimes the smell can become slightly troublesome. It's usually not too bad, but it can be noticeable.
It would most likely work better for larger yards. And for those who live in climates where there will be very cold winters, you will most likely need a different option due to freezing concerns.
There is also a separate attachment for your own sewer line, called the Doggie Doo Drain Waste Sewer Line Attachment. You'll need to find your septic clean out drain and attach the device. But after the attachment, you will simply pull open the lid and drop the animal waste in where it will be sent out with the rest of the waste and disposed of at treatment facilities.
With this option, there's no odor and it ends up being a very environmentally friendly way to dispose of pet waste. As with anything, there are always a number of different options. Pooper scoopers will allow you to pick up waste and there are a variety of different sorts of poo bags available, as well.
In the end, it depends upon how environmentally conscious you would like to be. Also, it may depend on any ordinances or laws enacted in your town or city which regulates waste storage and removal. Thus, what can I do with dog poop can be a loaded question. And like most things in life, you'll have a variety of different ways to answer that question.
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