Williamsburg park using dog waste as fertilizer

Scooping dog waste has been a law in New York City for years, but some residents in Williamsburg are now making the act an eco-friendly

East River State Park's dog park provides two cedar stations housing dog waste buckets.

East River State Park's dog park provides two cedar stations housing dog waste buckets. (7/11/16)

BROOKLYN - Scooping dog waste has been a law in New York City for years, but some residents in Williamsburg are now making the act an eco-friendly project.

East River State Park's dog park provides two cedar stations housing dog waste buckets, which are compost bins. Dog owners can scoop up the feces with park-provided scoopers or eco-friendly brown bags and dump into the bin.

Leslie Wright, of the state's Parks Department, says that not only is the waste program keeping plastic bags out of landfills, but it's also using canine waste to fertilize plants. She calls it a win-win situation.

East River is the only park in New York City that currently provides the fecal-friendly bins.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: Discovery of human remains in freezer shocks 1 VIDEO: Discovery of human remains in freezer shocks neighbors
Chopper 12 over Belt Parkway brush fire 2 Chopper 12 over Belt Parkway brush fire
Here is the latest weather forecast in your 3 Brooklyn Weather Forecast
The MTA announced the 3 station in East 4 MTA: 3 train station to reopen in March
Police say a man robbed a medical supply 5 Police: Man beat employees during Brownsville robbery

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE