SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A new initiative has taken off in San Francisco to convert dog poop into compost.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the program launched Sunday at an open space maintained by volunteers in the city's Potrero Hill neighborhood.
The program aims to help divert dog waste into compost through the use of compostable poop bags.
The company BioBag is partnering with the community volunteers to provide the bags as well as supply bins and coordinate a pick-up service for the dog waste.
BioBag spokesman Mark Williams says the project will help reduce landfill in San Francisco, where there are about 120,000 dogs that produce about 32 million pounds of poop a year.