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How We Compost

Bokashi pet waste fermentation is an eco-friendly method of recycling pet waste that is gaining popularity. The process involves collecting pet waste, adding bokashi bran, a mixture of bran and beneficial microorganisms, and placing it in an airtight container. Over several weeks, the microorganisms break down the waste and convert it into a nutrient-rich soil amendment.

The time it takes for the fermentation process to complete can vary depending on the amount of waste and the temperature of the environment. Typically, it can take between a few weeks to a few months for the pet waste to fully break down.

TLDR; The fermentation process is as follows: we start by collecting the waste and adding it to a container. Sprinkle a layer of bokashi bran over the waste and repeat this process until the container is full. Once the container is full, we seal it and allow it to ferment. When the process is complete, the resulting soil amendment can be added to gardens and landscaping to improve soil health and plant growth.

Subscribers can earn free compost that is created using their pet's waste. Your pet's waste doesn't have to be wasteful! Let it do a double duty!

Why we do what we do

The good, the bad, and the doody.

Did you know that pet waste can have a significant impact on the environment? When pet waste is sent to the landfill, it can contribute to a variety of problems, including:

  1. Water Pollution: When it rains, water can pick up pet waste and other pollutants, carrying them into storm drains and eventually into rivers, lakes, and oceans. This can result in harmful algal blooms and fish kills, which can harm aquatic life and impact the health of people who swim or fish in the affected areas.

    • According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), pet waste is a source of bacterial pollution in urban watersheds and is one of the leading causes of water quality impairment in the US.

  2. Methane Gas Emissions: When pet waste is buried in a landfill, it decomposes and produces methane gas, a potent greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change. Methane is more than 20 times more effective at trapping heat in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide.

    • According to the EPA, landfills are the third-largest source of human-related methane emissions in the US, and pet waste is a significant contributor to this problem.

  3. Soil Contamination: When pet waste breaks down in the landfill, it can leach into the soil and contaminate groundwater. This can impact the quality of drinking water and harm wildlife.

    • According to the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), pet waste contains high levels of nitrogen and phosphorus, which can contribute to the growth of harmful algae blooms in bodies of water.

  4. Waste of Resources: When pet waste is sent to the landfill, it takes up valuable space that could be used for other types of waste. Additionally, resources are used to transport the waste to the landfill, contributing to greenhouse gas emissions.

    • According to the EPA, Americans generate nearly 80 million tons of pet waste yearly. The vast majority of it ends up in the landfills.

The Harmful Effects of Pet Waste Going to the Landfill

The Benefits of Pet Waste Fermentation

Safely and rapidly transform pet waste into a product that restores nutrients and microbes to the soil for ornamental plants:

  • Eliminates pet waste odor

  • Reduces groundwater run-off contamination

  • Diverts pet waste away from the landfill

  • Reduces greenhouse gas production

  • Rapidly metabolizes pet waste to nutrient and microbial-rich soil for ornamental plants

  • Eliminates methane production in an acidic anaerobic process

  • Removes the risk of toxoplasmosis and other parasites getting into municipal water supplies

  • Safe and easy to employ

Amanda G.

Since 2019, I've been providing trusted pet care services in the Chapel Hill/Carborro area through my business Rambled.

Rambled. is a specialized pet care service daily dog walks, pet care drop-in visits, and house-sitting. After many walks, gathering handfuls of dog waste and tossing them into the trash bin, I saw a blind spot in the pet care industry in Chapel Hill, NC:

There was no one composting the waste!!

I started, grew, and maintain my pet care business on the same principles I plan to run Double Doody with:

Responsibility, Honesty, and kindness.

With those in mind, I plan to take pet waste removal to the next level by incorporating composting and changing the way Americans handle pet waste disposal!

"When life hands you dog poop, why not make fertilizer?"

--Amanda, sometime in 2023