If you’re like us, you're always looking for new ways to reduce your carbon footprint. But have you ever thought about your pet's carbon paw print? The size of their impact largely depends on you.
Why You Should Compost:
It saves money on fertilizer and naturally improves soil quality
Reduces landfill contributions and saves resources
Promotes water retention
Reduces the amount of chemicals that run into our water sources & the environment
What Pet Owners Should Compost:
Pet hair Pet hair is a great source of nitrogen and can yield wonderful results for your soil. (Tip: Empty your vacuum or dustpan into your compost bin directly after cleaning)
Nail clippings Like hair, nails are also a good source of nitrogen as long as they're from polish.
Pet food If you have old or stale pet food, consider composting it instead of throwing it out.
Feathers Whether you’re a bird owner or you have old pillows that need to be retired, adding feathers to your compost bin is easy and one of the most nitrogen rich substances.
Manure Manure from herbivores such as horses, cows, pigs, chickens, etc., contain a plethora of micro-nutrients and organic matter. This will not only aid in plant growth but will also minimize animal waste. (Note: It is not suggested that you mix cat, dog or any other meat-eating animals manure in your compost bin.)
Taking these easy steps will not only help preserve our planet, but they'll also help save you money!