There are many benefits to composting at home, including reducing your carbon footprint and cutting down on waste sent to landfill. And it's not just fruit and veg scraps that can be composted – with a little bit of care, you can compost your dog's poop bags too!
Why compost dog poop bags?
There are a few reasons you might want to compost your dog's poop bags. Perhaps you're tired of sending them off to landfill, or maybe you're looking for a more environmentally friendly way to dispose of them. Whatever your reasons, composting is a great option!
What dog poop bags can you compost?
There are two main types of dog poop bags – compostable and non-compostable. If you want to understand all the different types check out our blog post on why you shouldn't use biodegradable bags. Compostable poop bags will break down safely over time, so they're the only option you should put in your home compost.
How to compost dog poop bags
Composting dog poop bags is pretty simple – just follow these steps and you'll be up and running in no time!
Firstly you need to think about what you're going to be using your compost for. You can't put dog poop in compost that you are going to use on edible plants. It's fine to use it on your flowers, but keep it away from your veges. The reason for this is that dog waste can contain parasites and germs that you don't want to end up eating!
At our place we have a two section compost bin. One side is for veges and one is for normal plants. We only put our bags in the normal side. This makes it nice and easy to keep things separate.
If you don't have a split bin there are a couple of options. You can just use your compost on non-edible plants, or you can get a specialist pet composter like the Ensopet Waste Composting Kit.
- Add some shredded newspaper or garden waste to your compost bin to help aerate the mixture and speed up the composting process.
- Keep an eye on your compost bin and turn it every few days to help aerate the mixture further.
- If you snip the top off the bag the waste and bag will compost faster
When will the bag be fully decomposed?
How long the bag takes to break down is highly dependent on the time of year and the temperature of your compost process. The hotter it is, the faster the material will break down.
To meet our certification, the bags have to break down within a year in compost/soil conditions. Depending on conditions you may find it happens faster than this.
Give it a go!
Composting is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and cut down on waste sent to landfill. And it's not just fruit and veg scraps that can be composted – with a little bit of care, you can compost YOUR Dog Poop Bags too! Grab some home compostable dog poop bags from our range today.