Forty-one percent of Canadian households are home to 8.2 million dogs. So where does all that poo go?
Dozens of communities in seven Canadian provinces accept pet waste for composting. Some municipalities include pet poop with food scraps and other organics in green bins headed for compost facilities. Residents in others can deposit poo in designated bins at parks and other public locations.
Thanks to Canadian poop bag company Earth Rated for putting together this list of provinces where residents have the option of keeping pet poop in the loop!
Nova Scotia: Annapolis, Kings, Berwick, Bridgetown, Hantsport, Kentville, Middleton, Wolfville, Colchester
New Brunswick: Saint John, Quispamsis–Rothesay
Prince Edward Island: The entire island!
Quebec: Sherbrooke, Granby, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield
Ontario: all Ottawa regions, all Toronto regions, Waterloo/Kitchener, Barrie/Simcoe County, Guelph regions, St Thomas, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Markham
Alberta: Calgary, Red Deer, Airdrie, Lloydminster, Leduc, Okotoks, Cochrane, Spruce Grove
What to Do if Your Region Won’t Compost Dog Poop?
“If you live somewhere that does not currently allow dog poop in compost bins, not all hope is lost! You can take the matter into your own hands and write to your local government requesting that your region’s composting facility starts accepting pet waste.”
From the Earth Rated blog post How and Where to Compost Dog Poop