Dog poo gets its own bin
More than 350,000 dogs poo in Metro Vancouver’s parks every day, 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.