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Certain pet care products such as flea powders, sprays and vet prescribed medicines are considered hazardous waste and should be dropped off at the Household Hazardous Waste Depot. Whenever possible, flush pet feces so they are properly processed in the sewage treatment system. A few varieties of flushable kitty litter are now available, with some types fully biodegradable and safe to use with septic systems. Another alternative is a pet waste digester. These backyard bins provide a safe place for decomposition, and keep pet waste out of the garbage. Large pet food bags are not recyclable in your Blue Box or recycling depot containers. You may be able to compost them. Question: Is it possible to compost pet feces? The generic answer would be "don't take the risk." Pet feces may contain bacteria, protozoa, nematodes and even parasites that could be harmful to human health. Now comes the gray area. A properly managed compost can eventually kill these creatures, especially if you get it to heat up for a week or two. And certainly, composting pet feces with other materials is better than leaving piles around your yard as is. If you do compost pet feces, strive for a hot compost, and use this compost in an area of your yard that doesn't get foot traffic. Certainly do not use this compost in your vegetable garden. The soil environment is hostile to foreign microbes and will kill them over time. However, the potential danger comes while these "bugs" are alive.


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