Biodegradable Bags for Composting Dog Wastes

biobag.jpgI posted earlier on the possibilities for composting meat, cooked foods and pet wastes in your own backyard. However, things can get a little messy if you want to dispose of your dog’s wastes in a bardmatic digester composter (or green cone) as I suggested in that post. Enter the biodegradable and compostable poop and scoop bag. These bags can be dumped straight in the bardmatic where they will compost along with the poop. The bags must be marked specifically as “compostable” to be used in this way. Many products just marked as “biodegradable” are not suitable for composting because they break down into components that are not good for composters (such as smaller pieces of plastic).

Those compostable bags specifically aimed at the doggy market (such as the BioBag Dog ones pictured above) are also more convenient to use than plastic bags for scooping poop because they are smaller and thinner and therefore much more compact to carry (at least when they are empty).

These bags are available at many locations in Ottawa including The Wheat Berry health food store and Wag pet shop and café.

Wag, 1071 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON, 613-730-4647

The Wheat Berry, 206 Main Street, Ottawa, ON K1S 1C6, 613- 235-7580

6 thoughts on “Biodegradable Bags for Composting Dog Wastes

  • I researched this a while back. My take was that it’s not safe to compost pet waste in your yard if you are growing things to eat nearby. You may want to look into that. Other than that concern, this product sounds great.

  • Other products available by BioBag include Food Waste (for Kitchen Scraps) Tall Kitchen (for larger kitchen bins)Leaf & Yard (for yard waste) in addition to the Dog Waste Bags. They all deliver great results while providing polyethylene free composting. The Ontario Distributor for BioBag is Ecolife Products and their website is http://www.ecolifeproducts.ca
    They also carry a line of polyethylene free shopping bags “BioShop” in three sizes for retailers and commercial use.

  • These bags are superior to any other product on the market and we use them for our dog. You can can also purchase the Doggy BioBags online at: http://www.simply4paws.com

    They are an Ottawa based online store that is completely dedicated to eco-friendly pet products and they ship for free in the Ottawa region.

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