May 05, 2021
By Jane Brown
Toronto is known for it’s pilot projects, and the latest one focuses on dog owners and their pets.
The first phase of the dog poop pilot project includes 10 litter bins around Toronto which have one slot labelled for dog poop.
Toronto Mayor John Tory explains why this is a better system.
“When that organic material goes into the solid waste stream, it simply means it has to be taken off to landfill, which is not the best place for it and there’s a cost for us,” Tory explained to CP24, “So now these special bins, and we’re starting out with 10, and then going to 30 and then to 100, is to put the dog dirt into the organic stream and use it for composting.”
If the first phase is successful, after three months, the program will be expanded to 30 bins for 3 more months, and then to 100 bins for another six months.
The new bins are located adjacent to parks and in areas with a high concentration of dogs. Here are the first locations:
1989 Queen St. E.
125 Homewood Ave.
10 Niagara St. (three bins)
45 Dunfield Ave.
55 Rosehill Ave.
88 Broadway Ave.
150 Kilgour Rd.
Lakeshore Blvd E. & Northern Dancer Blvd.