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I was wondering if composting dog manure could be done in a way that would totally eliminate the horrible stench.
I often work around an area where the filthy stench is in the air constantly due to close proximity to dog kennels.

To work outside and not be tortured with stench would seem quite civilized.
 
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Hi Jason - I can't think of a worse smell than heaps of raw dog manure! Cover the waste liberally with sawdust or wood chips with each new deposit. Pine bark works very well. Once covered, the odor will be controlled and it will degrade (molder) into less smelly material over time. At any point you can compost it as you would any other manure. Just don't use the compost on edible crops. If you don't own the kennels, suggest this solution to the people who do.
 
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Cover with fine sawdust = odour is gone in moments and the poo itself will break down much faster. You can do this in a dedicated pet-poo compost heap also; just have a large bin part full of sawdust. Scoop it up, drop it in the bin and cover again with more sawdust.

By the time the bin is full the contents will be pretty much unrecognisable and broken down to nice compost.
 
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The amount of pet poop near my mailbox by smallish dogs is increasing.Perhaps since I don't have a dog and is near many small yards. Anyone put a pet composting pile near a mailbox? I thought why fight it? So someone else can fill a plastic bag to transport it? Not sure what to plant nearby so I can see it to avoid stepping in it, but make the compost less noticeable by letter carrier and other pedestrians. Mostly rocks difficult digging.
 
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The amount of pet poop near my mailbox by smallish dogs is increasing.Perhaps since I don't have a dog and is near many small yards. Anyone put a pet composting pile near a mailbox? I thought why fight it? So someone else can fill a plastic bag to transport it? Not sure what to plant nearby so I can see it to avoid stepping in it, but make the compost less noticeable by letter carrier and other pedestrians. Mostly rocks difficult digging.
 
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