As much as we like our little pups, picking up the poo after them can be a drag. Luckily, that’s why there are plenty of efficient dog waste systems in place. You can just install a waste digester in the ground and shovel the poo into it and voila – you’re done. Companies such as Zero Waste USA have great options for reliable waste systems and accessories. Before you set out to make a purchase, here are some things to consider.

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Size and Number of Dogs

You should know that not all waste systems are the same size nor do they have the same capacity. For this reason, you need to consider the size and number of dogs you have and how often they will need to use the tank each day before buying one.

Most systems come with descriptions that clarify how many dogs the tank is suitable for. For example, a standard 13¾” x 13¾” x 15” tank is usually best suited for either two large dogs or four small dogs. There’s no need to spend more money than you actually have to. The point is to choose the system best suited for your needs; that is, the needs of your beloved pets.

Compost System

Most septic-style dog waste tanks come with built-in compost systems which break down the feces into fertile components. This composted waste is then dispersed into the ground, making it more fertile. This is a very practical feature to have in a waste disposal system, especially if you are going to install it in your garden.

Additional Features

Good dog waste systems come with additional features. One of these features is the odor dispenser, which makes sure that your garden does not smell like dog poo all the time despite there being a tank full of it in the ground.

Another handy feature is a magnetic scoop which ensures easy handling of the poop without having to touch it and getting it on any part of your hands (which, as you well know, tends to happen every now and then, no matter how hard you try). Most of these systems also come with a lever attached, which can be stepped on for better access. You don’t even have to touch the lid if you’re still concerned about the germs.


A great feature to look for in a waste disposal system is how eco-friendly it is. Try to buy one that is made of steel or any other recyclable material, or biodegradable resin or plastic. If being eco-friendly is important to you, know that biodegradable bin liners are also a great solution because many liners are still made of polythene, which is known to be a hazard to the environment.

Manufacturer & Product Reviews

Remember to read the reviews of the companies from which you wish to purchase a waste disposal system. Confine your search to the systems that fall within your budget. If you cannot settle for a single product, you will at least know what manufacturers to consider.



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