Compost It! Tumbleweed Pet Poo Converter

Compost It! Tumbleweed Pet Poo Converter

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Emily Han
Oct 19, 2009

Did you know you can compost pet droppings? Although it shouldn't be mixed in with regular compost, poo from dogs, cats, or rodents can still be converted into rich fertilizer for your garden.

Waste from carnivorous animals should not be added to the regular compost bin or used in produce gardens because it may contain harmful bacteria and parasites. However, it can be processed separately and used on ornamental plants. We recently spotted this Pet Poo Converter from Tumbleweed and are considering getting one to share with our neighbors (we're cat owners and they have two small dogs).

The Converter works using worms, which feed on the droppings, transforming them into worm castings and liquid fertilizer, both of which can safely be used on non-food plants. According to Tumbleweed, the Converter will handle the droppings of two medium size dogs. It looks like a clean and easy solution, and is relatively affordable compared to other pet poo composters.

Have you used the Tumbleweed Pet Poo Converter or do you have experience with pet waste composting?

Tumbleweed Pet Poo Converter
• Available from Clean Air Gardening for $99.99

Related:
Composting Pet Poo: Is It For You?
DIY Dog Waste Composter

(Images: Clean Air Gardening, Tumbleweed)

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