Jump to content

What do you do with all the poo?


  • Please log in to reply
42 replies to this topic

#1 Lallalla

Posted 27 January 2020 - 10:40 AM

My father always buried our dogs poo in the back yard. But our dogs are just so prolific and the ground is so freaking hard.

My MIL always puts it in a plastic bag in the bin. This doesn’t sit well with me (except when out at the dog park) - you’re not supposed to put poo in the bin and it’s a lot of plastic.

So what do you do? To date I’ve been combining these approaches but neither really works

#2 SummerStar

Posted 27 January 2020 - 10:41 AM

Compost or green bin (or used to be green bin, now pretty much just in the compost).

Edited by SummerStar, 27 January 2020 - 10:42 AM.


#3 Expelliarmus

Posted 27 January 2020 - 10:57 AM

We have kerbside compost (green bin) and the council says it goes in that bin. I use paper towel or a mini compostable bag to pick it up and straight in the green bin.

#4 ~LemonMyrtle~

Posted 27 January 2020 - 12:08 PM

Plastic bag in the rubbish bin.

#5 Ellie bean

Posted 27 January 2020 - 12:21 PM

Still in the bin but we have bought the mini compostable bags to try and feel a little less guilty

#6 Bigbaubles

Posted 27 January 2020 - 12:24 PM

Nothing.

We barely use the bit of the yard that is considered the back, the dog can't get into the larger pool area where we play.

He generally seems to save up his poops for walkies.

#7 Ellie bean

Posted 27 January 2020 - 12:26 PM

View PostBigbaubles, on 27 January 2020 - 12:24 PM, said:

Nothing.

We barely use the bit of the yard that is considered the back, the dog can't get into the larger pool area where we play.

He generally seems to save up his poops for walkies.
But you must pick it up on walks? Mine does most of his poo while out walking, that’s when we pick it up in the compostable bags

#8 eigne

Posted 27 January 2020 - 12:39 PM

I have a dog poo composter in my backyard 👌🏻 I feel so much better about using that compared to putting bags of poo into landfill.

I also use compostable bags while out walking. I do put them in the landfill bin because I have found they aren’t composting fast enough for my liking in the dog poo composter.

#9 eigne

Posted 27 January 2020 - 12:42 PM

I have this one: https://compostrevol...3RoCNF4QAvD_BwE

All you can see above ground is the lid, the rest is below the surface. I don’t use the tongs - I think you’d have to have fairly consistently formed turds for that!! We have a trowel that we keep next to the composter.

#10 ~Jolly_F~

Posted 27 January 2020 - 12:45 PM

We do nothing. It’s gone within a day or two. My dogs tend to poo in one area of the yard though, so it’s easy to avoid the landmines.

#11 *Spikey*

Posted 27 January 2020 - 12:53 PM

Using cheaper dog food = more poo.

The first thing you might want to consider, is what the dogs are eating, as the cheaper it is, the more filler in it, and the larger the serves needed to feed your dog.

We have Royal Canin, Hills Z/D, and Blackhawk, and the poos produced are not overwhelming, even with three dogs.

A poo composter is also an excellent option - and the added bonus is all of those nutrients for the garden after the worms have done their bit. We have those too, but don't use them that often any more.

Then there is the bin.

#12 eigne

Posted 27 January 2020 - 12:53 PM

It’s... gone? Where?!

#13 ~Jolly_F~

Posted 27 January 2020 - 12:55 PM

View Posteigne, on 27 January 2020 - 12:53 PM, said:

It’s... gone? Where?!

It dries out and turns to powder, it’s really never been an issue.

#14 qak

Posted 27 January 2020 - 12:56 PM

View Post~Jolly_F~, on 27 January 2020 - 12:45 PM, said:

We do nothing. It’s gone within a day or two.

Umm ... where does it go???

#15 ~Jolly_F~

Posted 27 January 2020 - 12:57 PM

View Postqak, on 27 January 2020 - 12:56 PM, said:



Umm ... where does it go???

As above it dries out, turns to powder and composts the lawn.

I should have known people would latch on to that wording...

Edited by ~Jolly_F~, 27 January 2020 - 12:58 PM.


#16 MadMarchMasterchef

Posted 27 January 2020 - 01:24 PM

Correct procedure is probably going to vary by council as different councils have different waste disposal procedures. Have a squizz on their website.

#17 Bigbaubles

Posted 27 January 2020 - 04:01 PM

View PostEllie bean, on 27 January 2020 - 12:26 PM, said:

But you must pick it up on walks? Mine does most of his poo while out walking, that’s when we pick it up in the compostable bags

Oh yeah, sorry I was talking more about when we are at home.. We have compostable bags and there's a special bin at the dog park and beach!

#18 laridae

Posted 27 January 2020 - 04:08 PM

Our council has FOGO so it goes on the green waste bin.
Before that it got collected up in the dog food bag and went to the tip or general waste. Occasionally got flushed if they'd pooped on the floor inside.

Edited by laridae, 27 January 2020 - 04:09 PM.


#19 Etta

Posted 27 January 2020 - 05:00 PM

Ours doesn't do much at home but when she does I chuck it in the chook pen and they scratch it around and it breaks up. If she does it on a walk I bag it and bin it when I get home - or out if there is a handy bin (avoiding the antisocial act of putting it in a bin outside a shop!).

Our last dog was a digger so I would discourage her by putting her poo in the holes she dug. It can be a useful deterrent!

A friend used to take the screw cap off the sewer pipe in their backyard and chuck it down there. If you could pick it up in dunny roll you could put it down your toilet.

#20 VVV

Posted 27 January 2020 - 06:16 PM

View PostEtta, on 27 January 2020 - 05:00 PM, said:



A friend used to take the screw cap off the sewer pipe in their backyard and chuck it down there. If you could pick it up in dunny roll you could put it down your toilet.

I would not go mucking around with a raw sewerage pipe

#21 IamtheMumma

Posted 27 January 2020 - 06:24 PM

I was coming to say that its a great book and my kids love it.

We had a dog poo compost bin.

#22 SummerStar

Posted 27 January 2020 - 06:34 PM

View PostVVV, on 27 January 2020 - 06:16 PM, said:



I would not go mucking around with a raw sewerage pipe

That's how we disposed of it as kids growing up. Right down the back in the yard was a sweage pipe that was open at the top with a white pipe going in to it. There was a gap around the white pipe we would pick up the poop with a shovel and tip it in the pipe... No need to touch it and was a very convenient place to dispose of it. Never had one of those in any other house I lived in since I moved out.

#23 Caitlin Happymeal

Posted 27 January 2020 - 06:41 PM

I just went on a bit of a search to see what my council recommends, and they don't even mention it. The closest I can find is pet litter (accompanied by a picture of a kitty litter tray), which apparently goes in compost. So I assume dog doo is the same... I'll keep putting mine in the raised (but as yet, unfilled) garden beds that will eventually become veggie gardens. Hopefully that's the right thing to do...?

#24 Tinkle Splashes

Posted 27 January 2020 - 06:42 PM

Our dog refuses to poop or wee on walkies. She only goes in the backyard. She is mainly on a raw food diet so her poops are not a big deal, we just leave them.

Edited by Tinkle Splashes, 27 January 2020 - 06:42 PM.


#25 Ocean waves

Posted 27 January 2020 - 07:22 PM

Our council doesn’t permit it in the green waste bins. We use a new poo composter from Bunnings that takes fruit and veg scraps and poo however we are finding it to be a maggot breeding ground. We spray mortein on the maggots. Flies are often on the poo we pick up (2-3 times a day)  so they must lay eggs inside the poo. We are looking for other solutions.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

'My parenting style is Survivalist'

A helicopter or tiger mum, I am not.

8 mums reveal their favourite nappy bags

We asked a bunch of mums which nappy bags they love the most.

Why you shouldn't bother throwing a big first birthday party

If you're feeling the pressure to host an all-out, over-the-top shindig for your baby's birthday, I hereby grant you permission to throw the rules out the window.

The 24 baby names on the verge of extinction this year

If you're on the hunt for the perfect baby name and don't want a chart-topper like Oliver or Olivia, then do we have the list for you.

'My mum doesn't seem that interested in my baby'

Q: My mother and I have always been close, but now that I have a baby, she has not helped out as much as I thought she would.

New guidelines: "Bottle-feeding mums need support too"

Breast is best, but mums who can't, or choose not to breastfeed need support too.

Dads also struggle to 'have it all', study finds

Men and women both experience work-family conflict.

Language development may start in the womb

Study found babies can recognise foreign languages before birth.

Meet the baby born from an embryo frozen for 24 years

Experts say little Emma is a record breaking baby.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

From our network

Five things you need to know about flu and pregnancy

As the 2017 flu season begins in earnest, here?s what you need to know to protect yourself and baby.

Mum tips to keep your pre-baby budget in check

Money might be funny in a rich man's world (or so ABBA told us), but for the rest of us it's a major consideration – particularly before having a baby.

5 easy ways to make your maternity leave last longer

Maternity leave is a special time for you, your partner and your new little bundle. The last thing you want is for financial worries to stand in the way of that joy.

10 ways to keep your 'buying for baby' costs down

Becoming a parent is full of surprises – not least of all finding out that, for such small beings, babies cause a lot of chaos and expense.

5 ways to prepare to go from two incomes to one

Here are some ideas for getting that budget in shape, ready for being a one income family.

 

Baby Names

Need some ideas?

See what names are trending this year.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.