Dog park unleashed with success

WASTEBUSTERS

Last updated 08:43 16/01/2014
Doggy doo depot
The ‘‘doggy doo depots’’ and free plastic bags make it easy to clean up after your dog at the new Elles Road Dog Park.

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The latest, greatest asset to improve our lives in Invercargill is the Elles Road Dog Park.

This park is a lovely, fully fenced open area where your best friend can run free, and you can enjoy a chat to other dog owners while listening to the tuis in the trees.

This facility is a credit to the city council's parks department and also to the community group, South Alive, who drove the project through to fruition.

As many people are already enjoying this wonderful new facility, we want to remind dog owners that cleaning up dog poo is an absolute must. And it couldn't be easier with the free bags and "doggy doo" bins that are provided at the entrances. All dog owners need to do is grab a couple of bags on their way in, and drop any poo bags in the bin as they leave.

In some US cities, authorities are using dog waste to power methane digesters that create gas to generate electricity.

We're not quite there yet in Invercargill, so wheelie bins are still our best option, and these are disposed of to Southland's fully-lined, A-grade landfill, that also safely manages any potentially harmful effects on the environment.

For more waste information, contact your local council or environment centre. To join Wastebusters, email southlandwastebusters@gmail.com

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- The Southland Times

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