More Toronto streets are getting special bins for dog waste

For the past month, plastic-tray-shaped bins have been deployed on St. Clair Avenue and in Inglewood neighbourhoods, parts of east Toronto More Toronto streets are getting special bins for dog waste Toronto City Council…

More Toronto streets are getting special bins for dog waste

For the past month, plastic-tray-shaped bins have been deployed on St. Clair Avenue and in Inglewood neighbourhoods, parts of east Toronto

More Toronto streets are getting special bins for dog waste

Toronto City Council has released information on expanded “sneakery street trash receptacles”, made to catch stray dog faeces.

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Last month, plastic-tray-shaped bins were deployed on St. Clair Avenue and in Inglewood neighbourhoods, parts of east Toronto. On 10 February, carts were expanded to include neighbourhoods in Scarborough and in Etobicoke.

The program began earlier this year with only one of the four routes, which are mainly in student neighbourhoods, and covers half of the City’s transit system.

Council is using a “quick capture waste system” which allows for the collection of the material for $8 a week. The city estimates the general program will cost about $1m this year.

In 2017, more than 70% of all the York University students I know were carrying their own bins for their dog waste. What an improvement.

There are 20 other cities in North America with something similar, including Chicago, Houston, Toronto, Philadelphia, Miami, Los Angeles, Seattle, Boston, Seattle, and Seattle.

• The headline on this article was amended on 11 March to correct the name of the company involved, Walkerton Electronics.

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