Cleaner parks. A better planet and a win-win for everyone.
A Colorado initiative
Rose Seemann did the math and calculated the mountain of pet waste generated every year and its environmental impact In 2008 she founded EnviroWagg to explore ways to recycle this source material that had just two endgames: trash or potential pollutant. Over the years, EnviroWagg and its partners have explored ways to to effectively and efficiently transport, process dog waste and test the finished compost for safety and plant nutrients.
Brian Hoogland, owner of Soil Rejuvenation in Longmont, began experimenting with bulking agents and natural enzymes to compost dog waste in test piles, following guidelines established by the EPA for pathogen reduction. His goal was not simply to produce a safe compost, but to transform dog waste into an enriching soil amendment.
Sam Johnson, owner of Pet Scoop, the state’s largest pet waste management service, joined the team and began collecting dog waste from parks, hiking trails and dog daycares in the Denver-Boulder area. He contracts with residents, businesses, communities and municipalities, picking up waste bins and transporting it to Soil Rejuvenation for composting.