Do Not Compost Outside
Pet food often contains animal protein, which can attract wild animals to an outdoor compost. Only compost pet food outdoors if it is vegetarian, or if you have a specialized composting system designed to handle animal products. Otherwise, put pet food in the garbage.
Ways to Reuse
Give to a Friend or Pet Food Bank
Give any unused pet food to a friend with a pet or donate it to a pet food bank or rescue organization.