Instructions for Making Septic Starter
Active Yeast Granules [Dry Yeast] - at least two packs standard size sold in supermarkets
2 Cups of Brown Sugar
1 cup cornmeal
8-10 cups of lukewarm water
Mix the yeast, sugar and cornmeal together in roughly 8 cups of lukewarm water. Mix it together vigorously. Be sure there is no clumping and as minimal solid particles. Your mix should have the consistency of a milk shake - buit for heavens sake - don't drink it.
Put the mixture in a warm place for 1/2 hour to 45 minutes to allow the yeast and sugar to interact and ferment. You should see a bubbly frothy foam on top which is indicative of fermentation.
Building your Pet Poop Composter
Use a plastic container, a garbage can with the bottom removed is ideal. After you've removed the bottom drill liberally spaced holes around the circumference of the pail - don't get carried away a dozen or so should suffice.
Place your modified garbage pail in a hole deep enough to accommodate roughly 90% of its height and all of its girth. Place a layer of pebbles and or gravel on the bottom for drainage purposes. If there is ant=y airspace between the can and the walls of the hole throwing some pebbles in there is also a good idea to aid drainage and prevent dirt from clogging the drain holes.
Place the lid on your new garbage can / dog waste composter. When you scoop the poop and toss it in, also toss a little septic starter in each time. If you are using powdered store bought septic starter throw some water in as well, or pre-mix it. If using the home made starter if should already be in a liquid form.
It takes about 2 days for the natural bacteria in septic starter to kick in and at least 10-12 days to be considered safe. The compost derived from dog waste is best mixed with standard vegetative compost and used around ornamental non-edible plants.