Dogs and poop in public spaces are both perennial topics 'round these parts, and with San Francisco's canine population at around 120,000, about 32 million pounds of dog waste are produced here per year, according to the Chronicle.
Most of that waste goes straight to landfill, but yesterday, a new program providing compostable bags, bins and a compost pick-up service was announced for Potrero Hill's Starr King Open Space, in partnership with BioBag.
The 3.5-acre open space is managed by the community, and isn't owned by the city, a detail which makes the new initiative possible.
“We tried to start this dog waste collection initiative at Duboce Park, and BioBag even offered to pay the cost for the first year," said BioBag VP Mark Williams. "But the city department in charge of the park would not allow it."