Blog Update!
For those of you not following me on Facebook, as of the Summer of 2019 I've moved to Central WA, to a tiny mountain town of less than 1,000 people.

I will be covering my exploits here in the Cascades, as I try to further reduce my impact on the environment. With the same attitude, just at a higher altitude!

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Pet poop poll

Can I have some privacy here?When we had a dog, we always flushed his poop, thinking that it was better sending it to the wastewater treatment plant rather than living forever in a plastic bag in the landfill somewhere, never to decompose.

I'm really not sure which is better, although since our wastewater is treated and composted it's probably better than going into the landfill. This won't work so well if you have a septic system.

I assume you could also dispose of cat poop in a similar manner (flushing rather than putting in the trash). And I know you can compost your pet poop in a pet poop composter.

Which leads me to Sunday's poll:

4 comments:

tcarey said...

Our pets are guinea pigs, who are of course vegetarians, so composting their poop along with their recycled wood pellet bedding is no problem. W

april said...

My cats use the toilette. I compost the chicken shi...

BTW my taters in the trash cans are doing great!!!

I LOVE FOUR SQUARE GARDENING!!!

Crunchy Chicken said...

april - my potatoes are going ape shit and are totally overgrowing the container I put them in. I'll post pictures later this week.

Nice work with the kitties. Soooo much more civilized!

Miss Kris said...

This is a dilemma of mine with my kitties. I read everywhere not to compost kitty poop because of the parisite that might be in it that causes toxoplasmosis. If you compost it, you may contaminate the soil. In California, it's illegal to flush it: http://www.squidoo.com/catcrap/

What's a girl to do?