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Dog park replicates dog poop composting program

Updated: Jan 13

Brooklyn Heights is a residential neighborhood within the New York City, borough of Brooklyn in the US. Users of the Hillside Dog Park in Brooklyn Heights are helping to save the planet by recycling dog poop.

In May 2023, members of the Friends of Hillside Dog Park installed compost bins along with pooper scoopers and biodegradable brown paper. Scooped poop goes into a composting bin, gets mixed with sawdust, wood chips, or other carbon-filled material to cook for months. When ready, it will be collected and spread around street trees and garden beds.

East River State Park (Marsha P Johnson Park) Brooklyn inaugurated their composting pilot in 2016. It has since become a permanent program and Battery Park City, New York recently initiated a composting program.

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