Can Dog Pooh Go in Your Compost Bin?

If you are a pet owner, you know that cleaning up your dog’s waste is part of your routine. And as a compost enthusiast, you may ask yourself, can dog poop go in your compost bin? It is a common question, and it can be confusing to determine whether dog poop is compostable or not. In this blog post, we will answer that question and provide you with useful information about composting dog waste.

1.Can Dog Pooh Go in Your Compost Bin?

Yes, dog poop is compostable, but not in the way that you may think. It cannot go in your regular compost bin, but it requires a special composting process. Dog waste contains harmful bacteria and parasites, such as E. coli, salmonella, and giardia, which can contaminate your soil and plants. Therefore, you need to use a specific composting technique that will kill those pathogens and turn your dog waste into nutrient-rich fertilizer.

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2. How to Compost Dog Poop?

If you would like to send your dog pooh to compost the best option is to flush it down the toilet. That way it’ll join all the human pooh and be recycled back into nature via your local sewage treatment works.

3. Why would I flush my dog pooh down the toilet?

Flushing your dog pooh down the toilet has several benefits. Firstly, it reduces the amount of waste that goes away in a general waste bin, where it produces methane gas, a potent greenhouse gas. Secondly, it prevents contamination of groundwater and rivers, which can occur when dog waste is left on the ground or thrown away in plastic bags.


If you cannot flush your dog poop down the toilet or add it to your general waste, you’ll have to buy a dog pooh composter to ensure it breaks down properly.  Remember, always be aware of the potential hazards of handling animal waste and follow safety guidelines. Happy composting!