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B3B3 Posts: 25,239
What's the best way to get rid of fox or cat poo?
If I put it in one of those food waste bags rather than a plastic bag, which bin do I put it in or is it better to just bury it?
In London. Keen but lazy.


  • Mike AllenMike Allen Posts: 208
  • SkandiSkandi Posts: 1,674
    Depends how much space you have and how much poo. we bury our dogs leavings but we have lots of room to dig holes and then never need to touch that area again. If your putting it in a bin then the general rubbish bin, or a dog waste bin if you have one of those near you.
  • PosyPosy Posts: 3,601
    Dog poo bags are easy once you get over the revulsion! Then into a dog poo bin. We have a manhole cover on our property that is easy to lift so we use that but you don't want to be seen struggling in the street with manholes!
  • Butterfly66Butterfly66 Posts: 885
    We just move it to the back of our borders under shrubs where it can break down naturally 
     If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”—Marcus Tullius Cicero
    East facing, top of a hill clay-loam, cultivated for centuries (7 years by me). Birmingham
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,427
    Post I hope you use the bio degradable poo bags then! We used to have a doggy loo thing,used harmless chemicals meant to break it down,it was useless,I had 3 dogs,2 now,you are allowed to put it in general waste.we actually have a small plastic dustbin, I use the charity bags that come through the door regularly,poo bag. I'm amazed people bury it or stick it in borders,even double bagged it stinks,cat poo even worse. Weekly it goes in the household waste bin for collection
  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 9,369
    Water companies say that pet poo shouldn't be put into the sewerage system. I think you have to just use the same method that responsible cat owners use and send it off to landfill.
    Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people
  • Butterfly66Butterfly66 Posts: 885
    In our experience, yes it smells when very fresh but that quickly fades when left to break down naturally in the open air. I suppose it depends how much you get and we have quite deep borders. 

    We have foxes visiting most days - our garden is on their regular evening route but none are resident. We also have several cats which pass through the garden but again none are resident here. I have very little bare soil so maybe that discourages too many deposits (or means they aren’t always noticed). We get enough that we have a couple of old trowels in strategic spots for moving deposits on but probably only used once or twice a week, maybe more when we have fox cubs visiting in the summer.

    It’s never occurred to me to get rid of it by sending it to landfill. It must make the bin smell as it festers in a bag - we only put our bin out every three weeks or so as it has so little in it so I wouldn’t fancy that 🤢
     If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”—Marcus Tullius Cicero
    East facing, top of a hill clay-loam, cultivated for centuries (7 years by me). Birmingham
  • LG_LG_ Posts: 4,111
    Like @Butterfly66 it's never occurred to me to do anything other than dig a hole somewhere (not in the veg beds!) and bury it. I have a couple of strategically placed trowels too.
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • B3B3 Posts: 25,239
    Fortunately, it's only the odd deposit but it doesn't seem right to bag it up in plastic and send to landfill. 
    The flick and forget method works ok with catshttt but town fox shttt smells too bad to have lying around
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • BigladBiglad Posts: 2,893
    Personally, I'd like to post it through the letter boxes of the owners of the cats that regularly deposit in my back garden. If I ever identify who those people are, I may well do that.
    East Lancs
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