Composting reduces the volume of dog waste by 50%, so we need a large amount of raw material for production. For this reason, “contributions” by parks and trails services, animal shelters, veterinarians, and dog daycares are welcome. See the KMGH Channel 7 news clip on how the program works in Westminster.
Participation and benefits
EnviroWagg and partner Pet Scoop currently operate collection routes throughout the Denver Metro area and Boulder. Pick-up sites include parks and other green partners that dispose of large quantities of dog waste. We haul and compost dog waste for a fee comparable to other recyclers.
In addition to diverting tons of organic waste from local landfills, composting programs at public parks offer municipalities an opportunity to educate visitors about sustainability. Other benefits of sponsoring a composting program.
– motivates dog owners to pick up after their pets,
– supports the use of compostable bags and responsible bag disposal, and
– defuses antagonism between dog owners and non-dog owners by keeping public spaces clean.
See Join Us for details on establishing a dog waste composting program at your local dog park.
Dog daycares, veterinarians and shelters that upcycle their dog waste are showing their clients and donors that they take responsibility for a safe, clean, sustainable environment. We will let you know if your site is among our current pick-up locations.
All recycling requires planning and effort.
This dog waste composting project is no exception. But doing the right thing is its own reward.
“Throwing something away can be fun, let’s admit it; but giving a guilt free gift to the natural world is an incomparable pleasure.” Cradle to Cradle / Remaking the Way We Make Things, William McDonough and Michael Braungart, North Point Press, 2002