Williamsburg East River State Park in Brooklyn, N.Y., has been outfitted with two cedar wood stations housing dog waste buckets, which are actually compost bins. New York park officials said they’ll recycle the refuse and use it as fertilizer for gardens in the park.
CBS New York has the report:
“Dog waste in and of itself doesn’t have any value… so we decided to create value out of it by upgrading it to fertilizer,” Leslie Wright, of the New York State Parks Department, said.
NYS park officials said they’ll recycle the refuse and use it as fertilizer for gardens in the park. There is, however, the potential of the smell factor.
“It’s gonna stink,” one local said.
But park officials said they’ve got it covered by sprinkling sawdust on the discarded dung, which they said helps mitigate the smell and facilitate the composting process.