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Zone 9 | mrs cole added on April 21, 2012 | Answered

Can I use my dog’s waste in compost?

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Answered on April 23, 2012

No, it is not a good idea to use this in compost. About 95% of the time, manure from animals, like dogs, will not cause harm - but you shouldn't use it in the garden because of that other 5%. Meat-eating animals can carry harmful bateria that may pose a threat to both plant and people (when used on veggies).

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Answered on April 26, 2012

I throw it in a compost tumbler with the shredded leaves and grass. I have only used that mix for the flower beds however and they seem quite happy with it.

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