What is the "naming policy" you speak of? The link doesn't work for me and takes me to an error page. TIA for any info on this!
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
posted 3 years ago
Thank you for addressing the pet poo question Rose! It has been something I have wondered about for a long time. My cats bury their treasures and I scoop them up everyday and collect them for the garbage. It always seems a waste to me as if they pooped outside they would be burying it into the top 6 inches of soil which is exactly where they should for maximum biodegrading. (Such smart hairy little people! ) They know something that most of humans don't I suspect! I am so happy that you are here!
I have been composting our humanure and pet waste for about two years. We used our compost this year. I corresponded with Joseph Jenkins before we started and inquired about composting cat poop because of all the misinformation I have heard. We have not test our compost yet, however our pile has reached nearly 140 degrees Fahrenheit and has held there for several weeks. I have no doubt this has cooked the crap out of our crap. That said I have one issue with composting cat waste -- the clay clumps and forms giant balls of clay, which are not very nice to work with. What I have been doing since is taking the cat litter and dumping it by a dead tree in the woods. I cover it with leaves and let it be. We have gone on poop patrol and placed our dog feces in and have had no issues. Could we? It is possible and would only be determined through a proper compost analysis.
Rose, I'm looking forward to your book! I had the privilege of meeting Malcolm Beck last year in San Antonio and we had the chance to discuss his collecting canine manures from a local dog kennel. Fascinating stuff as I'm sure yours will be as well. I wish you nothing but the best in all you do.
Until 7-20-69, nothing left this planet that didn't eventually come back. Everything recycles.
Welcome, Rose! This is a topic that I, too, have pondered for a long time, and have always been told NO on the cat poop composting. Interested to hear what other folks are doing (instead of throwing the kitty waste away)!