Brooklyn dog park making use of waste to help environment

WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn – Dog owners in Brooklyn are making priority number one, about number two. For the first time in New York, they're cleaning up after their pooch and helping the environment at the same time thanks to a new dog park in Williamsburg's East River State Park.

Instead of grabbing plastic bags, owners are asked to use park provided scoopers to place their dogs waste into bins. That waste gets composted at the park, reduced down to fertilizer and sprinkled onto the surrounding gardens.

Carbon bins store the sawdust, which also helps neutralize odors. Dog waste is placed into nitrogen bins. Once it has reached a maximum level, it begins to naturally cook and is placed into a curing bin. Finally, it is used as fertilizer on the flower beds throughout the park.

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