Composting Cat Manure - Knowledgebase Question

Beverly, NJ
Question by aulmer3
November 15, 1998
Is it safe to use cat manure in a compost pile?

Answer from NGA
November 15, 1998


Most authorities warn against using pet waste, primarily due to the risk of transmitting disease. (Pregnant women in particular should avoid exposure to cat waste.) In any case, should you decide to compost it, I would strongly suggest you avoid using the finished product on food crops.

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