Can You Compost Cat or Dog Poop?

Pet Feces Compost

No, you should avoid using cat and dog poop in the compost pile. Their poop may potentially contain pathogens and bacteria that are harmful to our bodies.

Some people may use pet feces in their compost but that may be due to the fact that they are running a well-maintained hot compost system. A hot compost system will kill the harmful bacteria but it may not kill all of it.

Reference: http://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=C816&title=Composting%20and%20Mulching

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