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Aussie dog park dog waste trial leads to permanent service

Updated: Apr 29, 2023

A trial to provide compostable bags and a dog waste pick up service to a compost contractor has resulted in a permanent arrangement at two dog parks in an Adelaide foothills council (Tea Tree Gully Council).

The trial showed council staff they could remove 94,000 plastic bags and 8 tonnes of waste from landfill each year at a cost of just $760 a year. This data helped the project get a green light to continue.

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