Dog poop can be a real pain to deal with, especially if they don't drop it where they always use to. This goes for any and all types of pet waste including cat manure and whatever you might think of(except fish waste of course). However, neat DIY ideas can solve this matter in a cost-efficient manner. Try making this DIY underground pet waste digester with some old materials and tools you have at home!
DIY Underground Pet Waste Digester | Backyard Ideas For Dog Lovers
Backyard DIY ideas simply make your life easier. If you have an old trashcan, a saw, and a shovel, you've got what it takes to make a DIY underground pet waste digester. Furthermore, you can accomplish all this at the comfort of your own backyard! Take a look at how All Dogs Are Smart does it and be free of any pet leavings around your house!
Things you'll need in making this DIY underground pet waste digester:
- Old trash can with lid
- Knife or cutter
- Hammer and nails
- Wooden lid – measuring at least 26.57 inches by 26.57 inches. This is the standard diameter of trash can lids.
Step 1 – Cut the trash can's bottom off
When you've decided what container to use, cut the bottom part off. A knife or a cutter will do but a power jigsaw will do the task the quickest. In addition, you won't need to exert as much effort especially if you're cutting strong plastic.
Step 2 – Make a lid for your pit or can(optional)
If a trash can is not available, you can make do with other cans as long as you can cut the bottom part of it. In addition, clay won't cave in so a can wouldn't be necessary. In these cases, you'll need to make yourself a lid. A wooden sheet will be perfect for the job. Nail on a handle and you've got yourself a waste digester cover.
Step 3 – Dig a hole on the ground
Finally, for the last step, you'll need to dig a hole the size of your can. As much as possible, it needs to be larger than the actual diameter. To make up for the extra space outside the can, toss in the dirt you dug earlier. For the lid, you can use wooden scraps in case your trash can doesn't come with a working lid. The standard diameter is around 26.57″ so a lid as big as the diameter, or perhaps bigger, would be ideal to cover the digester.
Watch the instructional video from All Dogs Are Smart for full details about this awesome project!
The pet waste digester can easily solve your pet waste problems. This way, you won't have to worry about having your visitors stepping on dog crap every time they come to visit. Plus, you can minimize the nasty odor of pet waste! If you think this DIY idea is neat, tell us through the comments!
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