A new composting system that aims to reduce the amount of dog waste bags ending up in landfill is being trialled at two popular dog parks in the City of Marion.
Known as ‘Doggie Dunnies’, the dog waste stations have been installed at Hazelmere Road Reserve in Glengowrie and Reserve Street Reserve in Trott Park.
The disposal units are specially designed to accept only the green compostable pet waste bags, which will be collected and used to create compost for gardens.
To use the system, dog owners are asked to collect their pet waste in a green compostable bag, tie a knot in the top of the bag, slide the bag into the opening (called the baffle) and then follow the maze to drop the bag into the centre of the bin.
Plastic pet waste bags still need to go in the waste bin.
The Doggie Dunny in Hazelmere Reserve is in the centre of the park at the gate between the large and small dog areas for ease of accessibility by all park users.
The Doggie Dunny in Reserve Street Reserve is located at the Adams Road dog park entrance.
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