Where do you put your guinea pigs(s) poop?

CocoAndOreo

Junior Guinea Pig
Joined
Sep 1, 2018
Messages
242
Reaction score
118
Points
275
Location
Canton, GA
This may sound disgusting, but I actually want to know where you guys put your guinea pigs food.
I will start!
I use the poop as a "fertilizer" for my plants.
Have fun!
 

Dindypig

Adult Guinea Pig
Joined
Jan 7, 2010
Messages
3,042
Reaction score
1,087
Points
840
Location
Chesterfield UK
I do a poo patrol every morning and put the hay and poop in the compost bin and the twice weekly clean out in the council green bin.
 

Piggies&buns

Adult Guinea Pig
Joined
Aug 2, 2018
Messages
1,300
Reaction score
1,399
Points
675
Location
Cambridgeshire
My council is the same so my waste bedding just goes into the green bin for collection. Any stray strands of hay and poop which is on shed floor gets swept up and put into my flower beds/pots. Although when I do the full clean today, i am going to use all waste hay as an insulating layer for my more winter susceptible plants.
 

Bill & Ted

Forum Donator 2019/20
Joined
Jun 20, 2018
Messages
4,845
Reaction score
5,926
Points
1,445
Location
Cornwall
We have a green bin once a fortnight but we are NOT allowed to put their waste or hay in it. I’ve complained to Council but they won’t have it, I could totally understand if it was dog or cat poo, but waste fro any rodent is green anyway ☹
 

Betsy

Forum Donator 2019/20
Joined
Mar 26, 2017
Messages
21,429
Reaction score
24,206
Points
2,425
Location
Southampton, UK
We have a green bin once a fortnight but we are NOT allowed to put their waste or hay in it. I’ve complained to Council but they won’t have it, I could totally understand if it was dog or cat poo, but waste fro any rodent is green anyway ☹
Same here. Mine won't have it either. I have tried to explain that it makes great compost but that my compost bin is full so I can't take anymore. The Council around here are a waste of space and would argue black was blue if they thought they were right. So mine just ends up fertilising the landfill site. A least it is biodegradable!
 

Piggies&buns

Adult Guinea Pig
Joined
Aug 2, 2018
Messages
1,300
Reaction score
1,399
Points
675
Location
Cambridgeshire
We compost all our hay, newspaper and poop in a large compost bin at our allotment. Then dig it into the soil where we plant our potatoes. They do really well with the enrichment and no waste x
I’m hoping to be able to do this during the coming year. We got our allotment a year ago and filled two compost bins with the waste left by the previous holder of our allotment which has now produced lovely compost, so once they are emptied of compost, one of my bins can now be used for some piggy waste!
 

ThePiggieHouse

Junior Guinea Pig
Joined
Oct 25, 2018
Messages
301
Reaction score
552
Points
400
Location
Lincolnshire.
Poop and hay as mulch, or... straight in black bags. We're not allowed animal bi products in our green garden bin... if the council suspect animal waste in the black bin they'll not take it either. So you have to be a bit crafty. Or else compost/burn it.
 

Sophie B

Adult Guinea Pig
Joined
Oct 9, 2018
Messages
4,042
Reaction score
3,617
Points
1,145
Location
Scotland
Mine just go in the bin, usually with the litter hay and (of course) poops
 

Helen82

Junior Guinea Pig
Joined
Aug 13, 2018
Messages
325
Reaction score
474
Points
375
Location
Derbyshire
I do a poo patrol every morning and put the hay and poop in the compost bin and the twice weekly clean out in the council green bin.
Hi - can I ask if you put bedding in the green bin? We live in the same council area and after checking their website I didn't think they allowed pet bedding in the green. The guinea pigs are generating more soiled Carefresh than my black bin can accommodate (and my compost bin is full) so if I could get away with putting it in the green bin I would...
 

Betsy

Forum Donator 2019/20
Joined
Mar 26, 2017
Messages
21,429
Reaction score
24,206
Points
2,425
Location
Southampton, UK
Hi - can I ask if you put bedding in the green bin? We live in the same council area and after checking their website I didn't think they allowed pet bedding in the green. The guinea pigs are generating more soiled Carefresh than my black bin can accommodate (and my compost bin is full) so if I could get away with putting it in the green bin I would...

It all depends on what your Council's policy is. Some allow it some don't.
 

Helen82

Junior Guinea Pig
Joined
Aug 13, 2018
Messages
325
Reaction score
474
Points
375
Location
Derbyshire
It all depends on what your Council's policy is. Some allow it some don't.
Yes I didn't think our council allowed it which is why I'm curious as to what @Dindypig is putting in the green bin (and if I can get away with it too!) as we seem to live in the same area.
 

Betsy

Forum Donator 2019/20
Joined
Mar 26, 2017
Messages
21,429
Reaction score
24,206
Points
2,425
Location
Southampton, UK
Yes I didn't think our council allowed it which is why I'm curious as to what @Dindypig is putting in the green bin (and if I can get away with it too!) as we seem to live in the same area.
My council don't allow it but others do. It's most frustrating as mine goes straight to landfill when I know it makes great compost!
 
Top