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Dog poop may turn into cash in Ithaca
Rochester Now ^ | September 18, 2009 - 12:50pm

Posted on 09/18/2009 1:29:12 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines

ITHACA — A group of upstate New York dog owners thinks it has a plan to profitably compost the tons of dog doo left behind by the roughly 50,000 canines that use the city’s pooch park each year.

If their pilot project is successful, the Tompkins County Dog Owners Group and Cayuga Compost hope to market usable compost within the next two or three years.

Dog and cat waste contain parasites and pathogens that make them unsuitable as compost for vegetable gardens and topsoil and can run off into local waterways and diminish water quality, said Cary Oshins, an assistant program director for the U.S. Composting Council. Composted pet waste can be used for deep-fill or other purposes.

There are any number of small-scale backyard pet waste composters and converters available on the market, but Oshins said he had not heard of any place in the U.S. trying to compost pet waste on such a grand scale.

There are between 3,000 and 4,000 dog-dedicated parks in the United States.

A handful of dog parks in the U.S. provide onsite composting receptacles but none has tried moving it offsite to a large-scale composting facility in a commercial venture, according to DogParkUSA.com, a national dog park Web site.

It’s not surprising that Ithaca would try to find an eco-friendly solution to its excess dog doo problem. The city has a long history of being a city on the cutting edge.

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It’s not surprising that Ithaca would try to find an eco-friendly solution to its excess dog doo problem. The city has a long history of being a city on the cutting edge.

Ithaca is the City of Evil.


1 posted on 09/18/2009 1:29:13 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: governsleastgovernsbest; gaspar; NativeNewYorker; drjimmy; Atticus; John Valentine; TLBSHOW; ...
City of Evil bump:


2 posted on 09/18/2009 1:29:52 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I wonder if the bills coming out of Congress would qualify.


3 posted on 09/18/2009 1:30:30 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Huskrrrr

No, this is dog poop, not bullsh-t we’re talking about.


4 posted on 09/18/2009 1:31:15 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

“The city has a long history of being a city on the cutting edge.”

- Yeah, on the cutting edge of $hit! LOL


5 posted on 09/18/2009 1:31:17 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: Huskrrrr

Greater than 1 out of 10 pet owners are infected with their pets parasites, worms of all forms.


6 posted on 09/18/2009 1:32:01 PM PDT by Scythian
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Well, they do it at zoos...but I think dogs carry a lot of parasites that can bother people, too.

Of course, that doesn’t stop me from kissing my dogs, LOL!


7 posted on 09/18/2009 1:34:41 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

And watch for ‘The People’s Republik of Madistan’ to be right behind Ithaca on this!


8 posted on 09/18/2009 1:35:22 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

They’ve been turning dogpoop into cash for years in that town, and I’ll prove it: they’ve been paying Cornell’s professors. Next case.


9 posted on 09/18/2009 1:35:37 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great... ...until it happens to YOU.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

So if Pittsburgh is the Steel City does this make Ithaca the S*&! City?


10 posted on 09/18/2009 1:36:02 PM PDT by hometoroost (Torture? Would you rather do 5 years at Gitmo or 5 hours with the Muslims?)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
They will ask for an Obama Grant to get things going. They will pile up mounds and mounds of dog shit and start to let it ferment. Some of the do-gooders ' Gooders' as the guy in "V" called them, will take spades and pitch forks and churn the dog shit.

The SEIU will realize that the 'dog shit churners' aren't unionized and that they need protection. The tree huggers will complain the dog shit isn't natural (due to the 'processed' food fed to the dogs). They will demand a federal law to certify programs that certify the 'organic origin' of the dog shit - with endorsement from the SEIU. SEIU will require that Purina, Ole Roy and IAMBs be unionized.

The IRS will start to wonder "Just what in the hell taxes aren't these assholes paying?".....Obama (or his cronies) will start to demand kickbacks.....

Meanwhile, PETA will publicly outcry that "dogshit and dogs can't be abused and taken advantage of in this manner". The only remedy, according to the PETA spokesperson, will be the permanent installation of a PETA observor [paid] on every dog shit collection point and churning plant.

11 posted on 09/18/2009 1:39:56 PM PDT by Gaffer
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If there’s any place on earth that has sh!t to recycle...


12 posted on 09/18/2009 1:43:44 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Gaffer
"They will ask for an Obama Grant to get things going. They will pile up mounds and mounds of dog shit..."

Well, you have to admit, it is "shovel ready" the moment it leaves the dog...;-)

13 posted on 09/18/2009 1:47:46 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Somehow appropriate.........


14 posted on 09/18/2009 1:50:09 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people. - V)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Dog poop may turn into cash in Ithaca but Bull shi- is gold in Washington.


15 posted on 09/18/2009 1:56:43 PM PDT by Snurple (VEGETARIAN, OLD INDIAN WORD FOR BAD HUNTER.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

"Ithaca is a great city...for me to poop on."

16 posted on 09/18/2009 1:57:57 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

First we’ll need some funding for a study. Then some more for R&D. Then some money for marketing.
Since private enterprise won’t touch this will need some government grants.

This is the last time you’ll hear about this idea for another ten years.

How’s that solar powered library work out at night or does it close at sundown?


17 posted on 09/18/2009 2:03:39 PM PDT by Jimmy Valentine's brother (Do you have enough Zeros in your life?)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Cutting Edge and FULL OF it!!


18 posted on 09/18/2009 2:36:42 PM PDT by gwilhelm56 (If Policy disagreement is RACISM, You are NOT READY to have a MINORITY as President.)
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To: hometoroost

Great for either a Bumpersticker or a TSHIRT!!


19 posted on 09/18/2009 2:37:44 PM PDT by gwilhelm56 (If Policy disagreement is RACISM, You are NOT READY to have a MINORITY as President.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
> ...tons of dog doo left behind by the roughly 50,000 canines that use the city’s pooch park each year...

I can't believe that many individual dogs in Tompkins County use the pooch park. They must be counting total visits and not accounting for the fact that most dogs visit more than once a year. Right?

20 posted on 09/18/2009 9:44:06 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Now that’s funny, I don’t care who you are. PETA equals “People Eating Tasty Animals”


21 posted on 09/21/2009 2:10:09 PM PDT by CIDKauf (No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.)
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