New to the idea of composting dog waste.

by Beverly
(Camden, Maine)

Dog waste added to a worm bin for processing

Dog waste added to a worm bin for processing

Hello. I've been researching dog poop composting systems and have come across your site. This opens up a whole new can of yes, I'm saying it worms. If I were to install an in-ground dog poop composting bin and use it as you explain worm composting, would that work? Would it mean I wouldn't need to (a) keep filling the bin with water or (b) use enzymes to break down the feces? I rather like the idea of giving 1000 worms a job. Thanks. It's interesting to be thinking in new ways about dealing with the fascinating subject of dog waste.

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Apr 10, 2020
Re: Using worms to compost dog poop - New to this idea!
by: Stephan

Dear Beverly,

nice to hear from you. I agree with you that dog waste is an important and fascinating subject to deal with. The opinions about it are of course very controversial as well by those that are looking into it. There is still a lot to learn about the recycling of dog waste but I can assure you that compost worms can really feed on dog waste and can convert it completely into worm castings / worm poop or worm compost. I have fed my worms the waste of our canine family members for many years now and have even worm farms that received dog poop and old newspapers which we wrap the dog droppings into as their sole food source as their only food source for years. The process works if applied correctly. Worm composting is a low maintenance technique and I usually don't spend more than 5 minutes a week to deal with any of my worm bins.

I've published a few articles about the subject on my website and am in the process of writing a book about this topic as well.

To learn more about the feeding of worms and how to set up and maintain your first worm farm have a look at the Beginners guide section on my website.

If you want to share your own experiences and the progress you are making with the composting of your dogs waste please feel free to contribute to the ever growing worm composting community on our pages.

Stay safe and blessings to you and your family

Stephan Kloppert

Author of "How to start a profitable worm business on a shoestring budget"

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