Tumbleweed Pet Poop Composter by Clean Air Distributing
The Tumbleweed worm Farm/Pet Poo Converter consists of a sturdy top box with a lid, which form a neat, compact portable unit. A single bottom tray with legs collects the liquid and allows you to catch the nutrients rich liquids.
The worms eat and breed in the top box. This has a perforated base to allow any liquid waste to drain through to the bottom (collector) box. The "worm poo" or worm castings remain in the top box and can be harvested as desired. The bottom or catcher box collects the valuable liquid waste which can be diluted and used as a fertilizer on your garden.
There is no difficulty in getting the worms to eat dog droppings. Commercial worm farmers rear their worms on manure. However it is not possible to mix diets. They must be fed exclusively on pet poo. If you want to recycle vegetable scraps you must set up a separate farm.
Animal waste often contains bacteria such as salmonella, e-coli, giardia, and Campylobacter upsaliensis, as well as parasites such as Toxoplasma gondii, hookworms, tapeworms, and roundworms. When handling animal waste, you should be very careful to avoid exposure to these pathogens. It's important to use a scoop for handling pet waste, wash your hands thoroughly, and (this part is easy) avoid breathing around the pet waste.
Worms feed on the pathogens in the soil. As they burrow their way through the compost, their stomach strains out the bacteria and parasites for them to eat. In their wake, worms leave behind an increased volume of beneficial bacteria - the same bacteria that digest pathogens and help free up nutrients in the soil.
- Constructed of UV treated High Impact Polypropylene Hardened Plastic
- Dimensions: Length 23" x Width 15" x Height 10"
- Weight 10 pounds
You will need to order composting worms to go with it if you can't find them locally.