Thursday, 9 December 2010

Green dog idea: Dog poo wormery

Maybe it isn’t the most pleasant of subjects, but as any dog owner will know, our furry friends can produce a lot of poo, and all of it goes to the landfill – a fact that is neither green nor pleasant.

So I’ve decided to usher in a new, greener era of dog poo disposal for my three by using a dog poo wormery. Put simply, the poo goes in, in biodegradable bags. The worms eat the poo and produce odourless casts, which you can then use to fertilise your garden (flowers, not vegetables!).

My new wormery has just been delivered (see the picture, still in its wrapping), so the next step is to set it up and establish the worms. Unfortunately I think it’s too cold to do this at the moment, so I’m going to wait until the garden’s thawed. But that’s OK because the worms didn’t come with the bin – the manufacturers know that people might not set it up straight away, so they send you the worms when you’re ready for them.

It’s a brilliant idea, as long as I can make it work. I’ll post on my progress, so if you’re thinking of getting a wormery but you’re not sure yet, check back in a couple of weeks to see how I’m getting on.

1 comment:

  1. Love it! I don't have dogs, but if I did, I'd do this! Or could you just throw the dog poo into a normal compost bin? I plan to buy some nightcrawlers from the fishing dept for my compost bin. Lucky worms!