Posted: 27/10/2014 at 15:56
Hello MinosG, it's not true that we lick our plates on this forum Frank (only the knife)
MG, there is a new type of bin called a Hot Composter (£150) it is made from thick heavy duty black polystyrene material. I have seen it in action; you fill it all at once and should achieve 60c within a day or two.
If you get it to this temperature, you can compost chicken carcases and dog waste (google also dog poo wormery), the dog waste has to be collected in COMPOSTABLE BAGS (e.g.made from cornstarch) NOT BIO-DEGRADABLE bags as these take around 180 days to break down.
What type of animal waste are you looking to compost; waste from rabbits and other herbivores can go into the normal compost bin with very good results. It would only be omnivore/carnivore waste that needs basically a wormery, you would have to check with the Hot Compost people if heat alone would deal with dog waste.
I'm sorry to sound a little vague about this, but am in the middle of researching the subject.
There are about 9,000,000 dogs in the UK, producing around 4,500,000 kilos of waste PER DAY. This mostly goes into landfill at the moment, so it is something that all us dog owners need to think about.
I hope I have not raised too many issues for you.