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Experiment: AD + Worms = Useful Doggie Compost

Webinar video! Few large, well-designed, science-based studies explore the effectiveness of options for repurposing pet waste. This webinar focuses on a small project that looks into the potential of using anaerobic digestion (breaking down organic

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B.C. park bins offer dog waste option

The Township of Langley in British Columbia makes it easy for park visitors to sort their waste by providing multi-stream bins. Many receptacles offer specific dog waste sections to collect pet waste for processing at

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Pets and the Pandemic (Australia)

Pets and the Pandemic: a social research snapshot of pets and people in the COVID-19 era Animal Medicines Australia say pet ownership is now at record levels in Australia. This research reports the increase in

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Pet waste OK for Nantucket composting

Sorting is the key to successful recycling in the Town and County of Nantucket, Massachusetts, where the mandatory program was established in of 1996. The Material Recovery Facility (MRF) accepts un-bagged pet waste with other

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New York dogs are helping to grow flowers

After five months of active participation by Battery Park City’s many four-legged friends across the neighborhood’s three dog runs, BPCA filled its first Earth Cube composter with approximately 1.4 cubic yards of waste. Battery Park

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Dog park bin signage

Here is a new sticker on the bin at the local dog park, helping people to get their dog poo in compostable bags to a compost system, instead of via the landfill bin! More information

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Can dog poo be used to grow our food?

Using her own ‘research assistant’, Bailey, and the poo of hundreds of dogs from day care, PhD candidate Emily Bryson has been studying the breakdown of dangerous pathogens in different compost temperatures, even using worm

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Repurposing cat waste

Can cat waste be composted the same as dog waste? For the most part, yes. The big difference is that dog waste is mostly collected in plastic pick-up bags while cat waste is comingled with

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Community Education Resources

Why not learn from what others have done.We’d like to share resources that have been developed and used in community projects aimed at diverting pet waste from landfill.Here are a few to get started. The

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Compostable bag facts

Returning contents back to nature If your community waste management systems offer commercial composting services for dog waste, using certified compostable pick-up bags  is essential ((DIN EN 13432 in EU or ASTM D2400 in US,

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Calculating pet waste

When planning a pet waste recycling program, it’s important to find out the amount of pet waste that your project will be tackling. This data will be key to choosing options and applying for grants.

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Environmental impacts of dog waste

Toilets and sanitary sewage treatment have provided modern man with a workable solution to human waste disposal. But there is no effective, broadly-implemented solution to eliminating the problem of pet waste. At this point, guardians,

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#GotPoop: B.C. cities get creative

Red garbage dog waste recycling bins have become more common in municipalities across the British Columbia Lower Mainland in recent years, diverting tons of waste from landfills. But North Vancouver’s is arguably the catchiest approach,

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