For those of you that don’t already know huMom, Dot, Jerry Underfoot & I live rurally tucked away in the trees & bushes. For some that live in a country setting garbage pick up is pawvided. However, for many households & businesses they are responsible for dealing with both their recyclables & waste . They do so by either hiring a 3rd pawty to take care of it or they themselves drive to their local landfill & dispose of it. Many municipalities are starting to impawment the pawchase of a tag per bag & that has many thinking about what’s going into the garbage. I know huMom has always been barking mad about the single used plastic & noted that it is what makes up for most of our garbage, but then there is Dot’s, Jerry Underfoots & my poo. What to do?
Hi, CEO Olivia here today to yap about, ‘What the dog do we do with the dog poo?’ Currently, it’s been going into the garbage but we realize this is not the eco–furiendliest way to manage our waste. So of course we did what all of us do now. We ‘Googled’ it first & then went to YouTube.
We were pawsitively dogsturbs after reading that many of the dog poo bags claiming to be biodegradable were in fact misleading & often a dog gone lie. With that yipped & as Jerry Underfoot would say, ‘MeowNow’, we also learned, there is more to managing our waste than simply, ‘scoop & toss’ into the bin. Apawrently, we need to correctly dispose of our waste or it won’t degrade pawperly in a landfill, instead the compression & lack of oxygen lead to the “mummification” of garbage.
Here is the scoop on what to do & not to do:
- Don’t throw poop bags in the regular trash, they’ll end up in a landfill.
- Don’t put them in your home garden compost, as our waste contains pathogens that can be harmful to you humans.
- Don’t put them in municipal yard waste bins, as most city compost facilities do not allow our furlegger waste. But, we know some do, like Toronto.
- Use a dog-waste-only composting bin. We found there are many commercial options you can pawchase online or instore. You can also make your own with supplies available at your local home & garden store which is what huMom is planning to do. It should be pawed out that furlegger waste compost should not be used on edible plants, but can be a pawsome fertilizer for flower gardens!
- Flush it. Dogpending on where you live, you can flush dog poop unbagged, down the toilet, or in water-soluble waste bags. Before you do, check with your municipal sewage guidelines & check your bags are the right kind. Oh, if you have a septic system like us, never flush your furlegger’s waste into a septic tank.
- Bury it. Although there are considerations if this is the option you choose. Obviously, this is better suited to those of us living rurally & have a lot a space away from the house, & waste can be buried at least 5 feet underground, away from your veggie gardens & any water sources.
- For some of you, you may have the option of transporting your furleggers waste to an industrial composting facility that accepts companion animal waste, or you may have the option of hiring a waste removal company that will do it for you.
Good dog, that’s alot of info on a subject most humans do not like to talk about but us dogs could yip yap about all day long. Next week we will go into about what to do with Dot & Jerry Underfoot’s feline waste.
Have a pawsome week, CEO Olivia, Dot & Jerry Underfoot 💜
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