Time for more pet owners to give a poop where their dogs do doo-doo

It's good news then that the city of Toronto has announced a much-needed expansion of its 2021 dog waste pilot project: a pilot that last spring saw some city litter bins converted into dog poo exclusive receptacles. In other words, a single...

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beef-supreme
beef-supreme
7 · 9 months ago · Reddit

The only downside to snow melting in Toronto at the end of another brutal winter is what’s thawed in the process: mounds and mounds of dog poo. Of course, dogs themselves love this springtime delicacy, but for obvious reasons human beings do not.

It’s good news then that the city of Toronto has announced a much-needed expansion of its 2021 dog waste pilot project: a pilot that last spring saw some city litter bins converted into dog poo exclusive receptacles. In other words, a single compartment on certain litter bins located in areas with a high concentration of dogs (parks for example) are designated for dog waste only. Or to use the city’s preferred term: poop. For some reason (maybe there’s a three-year-old on the city’s payroll?) the stickers on these bins read, “dog poop,” instead of poo or waste.

Whatever you choose to call it, there’s certainly a lot of it. According to the city itself, the pilot was launched in “response to field observations and waste audits showing a steady increase in dog waste disposal in litter bins. A spring 2020 audit of a number of street litter bins located near parks and in areas with a high concentration of dogs found that 45 per cent of waste (by weight) in these bins was organic material and that 99 per cent of that organic material was dog waste. The goal of the pilot is to confirm if dog waste collection in street litter bins is feasible and can help the city divert more dog waste from landfill.”

The first phase of the pilot began last May with 10 designated bins, the second phase launched in August bringing the “poop” bin total up to 38. The third phase, announced this month, will bring the bin total up to 100 citywide.

Granted I’m not a waste disposal expert but was a three-phase approach really necessary here? For anyone wondering why it takes eons to build transit and housing in Toronto, maybe the fact that it took up to a full year to put out a bunch of garbage bins gives you a clue.

toronto34
toronto34
5 · 9 months ago · Reddit

Idiotic way of telling us. New stickers should be advised with an advertising campaign. This was doomed to fail. These just sort of appeared. Now we're getting news stories.