Originally Posted by bumpman
...I'd use a bucket with a plastic garbage bag along with a small bag of non-clay based kitty litter, wood chips or shavings, coconut fiber, shredded dried leaves, or any other carbon based biodegradable dry bits. Then do it just like with our cats - keeping the poo covered in the absorbing material will prevent smells - then dispose of it in the next town's waste system or septic system, just as one would do with kitty wastes.
Most of us are so filled with prescription drugs that our poo is better degrading in a landfill than being eaten by marine
life or dissolving in our precious ocean.
Dumping kitty litter down a sewer was/is a no no when I lived in the city. I doubt they would like wood chips/shavings, dried leaves or coconut fiber either. I sure has heck would not flush that down my toilet and run the risk of clogging up the house waste pipes.
Putting that stuff down a septic tank is even worse and should not be done. The rule
for septic tanks
usage is only what has been eaten and excreted by a human should be flushed with the exception of the toilet paper. Putting kitty litter, wood chips/shavings, dried leaves, coconut fiber, etc down toilets on a septic system could clog up the septic field
and make the house uninhabitable. No way should that stuff be flushed into a septic system.
A septic system tank has to be pumped just like a boats black water
tank. How often to pump depends on how many people are in the house and the size of the tank. We pump our septic tank every four years during presidential election years. Makes it easy to remember and is ironically fitting.
I would guess that dumping kittly litter sized pans of solids into the septic system would require yearly pumping at a minimum. Almost certainly the filter would clog and require cleaning
. If a tank did NOT have a filter, and some/many do not, the kitty litter could clogged up the septic field pipes/trenches or worst, actually clog up the soil and kill the field which could cost thousands of dollars to move.