Pet Waste Solutions Webinars

Pet waste solutions webinars and meet-ups


Mar. 22 Canada/US, Mar. 23 AU
Six-year Update: On-site Dog Park Composting

Video link – Six-year Update: On-site Dog Park Composting
Q&A + composting processing details

Marsha P. Johnson State Park’s dog park in Brooklyn, NY USA has been successfully composting dog waste since 2016.

Devin Gorsen, MPJ State Park Manager will bring us up to speed on a program that went from a pilot to a permanent feature. Ryan Torres, VP of Parks Operations, Battery Park City Authority, NY, asks Devin on how the program was started, how it  works and lessons learned along the way.


Here is the summary of the seven 2022 webinars and links to view the videos.

  1. Anerobic digestion + worms = useful doggie compost
  2. Anaerobic digestion versus composting
  3. Cleaner greener pets – solutions
  4. Council worm farm trial in dog parks
  5. Deep dive into pick-up bags
  6. Doable system for multiple dogs
  7. Earth Cubes  in-vessel composting
Oct. 18 Canada/US, Oct. 19 AU
Deep Dive into Compostable Pick-up Bags

Everything you want to know about bioplastics and more!

– “Compostables” vs. “biodegradables”
– Petrochemical levels in compostable bags
– Compostable bag degradation in landfills
– Waste factors in manufacturing, distribution, storage
– Monitoring compostability codes…and answers to your questions.

Speaker: Dr. Love-Ese Chile, Owner and Technical Director of Regenerative Waste Labs, Vancouver, B.C.

Sept. 13 Canada/US, Sept. 14 AU
Experiment: AD + Worms = Useful Doggie Compost

Video link – Experiment: AD + Worms = Useful Doggie Compost

This webinar focuses on a small project that looks into the potential of using anaerobic digestion (breaking down organic material in the absence of oxygen) followed by vermicomposting to produce safe and productive fertilizers.

The experiment uses a customized biodigestion unit to process dog manure into liquid, solid and biohumus fertilizer. All three fractions were tested in a certified lab. Results showed nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium contents as well as pathogen and heavy metal levels.

Speaker: Ruslan Zaerko, BenFe Ltd., Moscow, Russia
BenFe website

Dog waste is currently being repurposed using large-scale biodigesters in communities including Toronto, ON Canada.

Aug. 9 Canada/US, Aug. 10 AU
Doo-able System for Kennels, Dog Daycares, Communities

Video Link – Doo-Able System for Multiple Dogs

Explore a two-phase, three-bin system to recycle dog manure in an outdoor space.
– Can be scaled up for a kennel, dog boarding facility or even a municipal recreation area.
– Incorporates composting with vermicomposting for a finished soil amendment that has pathogen levels within acceptable limits for OMRI certified composts.
– Lab analyses compare favorably with test results for traditional commercial compost.

Speaker: Kathy Doesken, composter, research scientist, founder of Rocky Mountain Soil Stewardship, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Here is the Q&A information requested during the webinar.

May 18 Canada/US, May 19 AU
Cleaner Greener Pets – Solutions!

Video link – Cleaner Greener Pets – Solutions

Emily Bryson is a PhD candidate based in Adelaide, studying at Central Queensland University. She will share information on her research which aims to provide dog owners’ evidence-based advice to effectively compost dog poop and compostable waste bags and where to use the compost safely.

Hear how dog owners’ attitudes and behaviours of dog poop disposal informed Emily’s compost experiments.

Mar. 22 Canada/US, Mar.23 AU
Biodigestion for Dog Waste

Video link – Viability of Small Unit Biodigestion for Dog Poo

Topics: Composting vs. biodigestion, Pacific Shellfish Institute study – recycling options – findings & recommendations, latest small biodigestion units including HomeBioGas/Israel, Enviro Tech/India, Puxin/China, and large-scale biodigestion (AD) facilities accepting pet waste.

Speakers: Aimee Christy, Pacific Shellfish Institute, Olympia, WA US
Rose Seemann, EPWN, Aurora, CO US

Additional information: Anaerobic Digestion and Other Alternatives for Dog Waste Management and Education in Thurston County, Aimee Christy

Here is the Q&A information requested during the webinar.

Jan. 19 Canada/US, Jan. 20 AU
Off-leash Dog Area Worm Farm Webinar

Video link – Worm Farms to Repurpose Dog Poo in Dog Parks Trial

Using worm farms to digest dog poo at fenced park south of Sydney, Australia. Learn about the program, the journey from Phase 1 to Phase 2, lessons learnt, future applications to public areas and residential use, and the awards they’ve won.

Speaker: Patricia Chamberlain, Coordinator – Waste Avoidance & Resource Recovery, Bayside Council, NSW AU

Here is the Q&A information requested during the webinar.

Jan. 18 Canada/US, Jan. 19 AU
Earth Cubes for Pet Waste Webinar

Video link – Earth Cubes for Composting Pet Waste

Earth Cube in-vessel composting unit geared for parks and multiple-pet businesses and organizations.  275-gal. container (1040 L) composting 1,000 lb. (454 kg) of dog waste per month. Earth Cube operation, equipment, use with pet waste, modifications.

Speaker: Van Calvez, System Design, Sales & Customer service, Green Mountain Technologies, Brisbane Island, WA


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