Can I Compost Dog waste?(From the Pet bedding & other waste category | 5 comments - join the conversation)
No, you can NOT compost dog waste.
As meat and random thing eaters, dogs’ faeces often contain dangerous organisms that might not be destroyed within the composting cycle of a basic compost heap. Using the resulting compost on your veg bed – or even just handling it – is a health risk.
However, some people have dedicated wormeries just for dog poo – the resulting compost should be handled with gloves and only be used on ornamental beds, not where any veg, fruit or herbs are going to grow for the foreseeable future. While this is restrictive, it at least means that the poo isn’t going to landfill in little plastic bags. Other people build dedicated poo bins – dug into the ground and treated regularly with proprietary product (some are harsh chemicals, some are kinder to the environment), they break down poo quickly and without stinking up the place. (Use compostable poo bags if you’re scooping away from home but want to add it to the bin.)