Dog poo gets its own bin

StarMetro Vancouver - - VANCOUVER -

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.

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