Letting tiny critters do the job!
Composting is currently the most common system for processing and repurposing pet waste.
The word “composting’” is often used in a very generic sense to describe processes that break down organic matter. Products and systems designed specifically for managing pet waste are often called pet composters when, in fact, they rely on airless biodigestion.
True composting is an open-air, above-ground managed system. It uses oxygen to biologically decompose organic material – including pet waste – to produce a soil conditioner. Composting works through the use of microorganisms, primarily a wide range of bacteria and fungi, that break down the organic matter.
There are multiple forms of composting, each with its own pros and cons. If you're interested in learning more about composting and other methods, download the PDFs below.