• How to Safely Compost Pet Waste at Home

    April 11, 2019 • HOME, LIFE

    Finally there is a convenient, environmentally safe way to dispose of your pet’s waste while rebuilding your soil on a microbial level. EnsoPet is an in-ground composting system comprised of recycled plastic which is buried in your back yard. It composts all pet waste such as dog, cat, rabbit and guinea pig waste, keeping your yard do-do free, while returning carbon to the soil. It’s discreet design requires little space in the garden or lawn.

    How to Safely Compost Pet Waste at Home | Biome Eco Stores

    The EnsoPet Starter is made in Australia using a mixture of wheat, sawdust and minerals combined with the  all-natural micro-organism. It works to accelerate the breakdown of the waste, eliminate smell and help rectify any pathogens in your pet waste, ultimately contributing to a healthier soil and a more beautiful garden. The starter  includes lactic acid bacteria, yeasts, photosynthetic bacteria, actinomycetes and fungi.

    How to Safely Compost Pet Waste at Home | Biome Eco StoresThe side sections have been specifically designed with holes to allow access for moisture and worms.

    Assembling the EnsoPet composter is very easy. The 4 sides simply clip together creating a bottomless cylinder. The lid fits neatly on top of this cylinder. 

    How to Safely Compost Pet Waste at Home | Biome Eco StoresSelect a spot in your garden away from edible plants and phosphorus sensitive native plants.

    Dig a hole 40cm deep and 40cm wide. Place the EnsoPet composting system into the hole, so that only the lid is sitting above ground.

    Fill in the soil around the outside.

    Place the tongs near the EnsoPet composter to aid in waste collection.

    How to Safely Compost Pet Waste at Home | Biome Eco Stores
    By composting your pet waste with EnsoPet you will be greatly improving the quality of your soil with microbes present in the starter. If your soil is in poor condition, this improvement may take a few weeks. We suggest adding some carbon rich organics such as dry leaves, fine bark or potting mix to your EnsoPet to assist with improving the soil condition. As the condition of your soil improves the breakdown of the pet waste will be quicker. Similarly, if you have a lot of pet waste or more than one pet, installing a second unit may be required. Or if you simply want to improve the soil in another part of your garden you can add an additional unit.

    For more information and to purchase an EnsoPet compost system, click here >

    6 Responses to How to Safely Compost Pet Waste at Home
    1. Bethaney Lawler
      June 22, 2018 at 11:39 am

      Can you put biodegradable dog waste bags in the EnsoPet as well?

    2. Claire Laity
      March 2, 2019 at 7:56 pm

      I have a unit and I love it, just a question do I ever need to empty the unit or will is break down to nothing eventually. I have added worms and it has made a big difference

    3. Suzy
      April 27, 2019 at 10:21 am

      Do they come in different sizes (I have 5 dogs)?

    4. Suying Aw
      April 28, 2019 at 4:26 pm

      How far does it need to be from edible plants and trees?

    5. Colleen
      April 28, 2019 at 6:20 pm

      I have a question regarding the Ensopet Starter, does it need to be added each time waste to added to the unit or does the need for the starter to be added diminish over time?

    6. May 2, 2019 at 5:02 pm

      Your post is really helpful to regain the fertility of the soil. The method is easy and interesting. thanks for the contribution to nature.

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