Alexandrina introduces compostable dog bags

Alexandrina introduces compostable dog bags

In an effort to reduce their reliance on single-use plastics, Alexandrina Council has introduced compostable dog waste bags in council dispensers across the region.

These compostable bags can be placed in green waste bins rather than general waste, reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill.

Previously used plastic dog waste bags were not biodegradable and are not suitable to place in green bins.

The new bags were rolled out in August and are available for purchase at council's Goolwa and Strathalbyn offices for $3 per roll of 20 bags.

Alexandrina Council also sells green compostable bags for kitchen food scraps at a subsidised cost of $3 for residents (75 bags).

These bags are also suitable for dog waste and Kitchen caddies are available for $6.

The District Council of Yankalilla also introduced compostable dog waste bags last month in a move that was well received by residents.