Dog-Waste-Only bins coming to a park near you
Mosquito Creek, Kings Mill Walk, and Lynnmouth Park will be the test sites for the pilot program, in an attempt to keep dog poop out of landfills.
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More than 350,000 dogs poo in Metro Vancouver’s parks everyday, according to the region’s website. Several cities are now installing dog-waste-only bins to ensure that waste goes where it belongs – in a sewage treatment facility and not the landfill.
North Vancouver is piloting a Dog-Waste-Only garbage program with designated waste bins in Mosquito Creek, Kings Mill Walk, and Lynnmouth Park. City crews will empty the bins once a week, according to the city’s website.
The city will audit the waste bins at the end of 2017 and add more dog-waste-only bins if the program is successful.
The City of Vancouver started a similar pilot program in the summer of 2016 and maintains dog-waste-only bins in Charleson Park, John Hendry Park, and Grimmett Park.
Surrey is trying a different approach, with a weekly dog-poo collection service for residents at $5 per week.