SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — A new way to convert dog poop into compost is getting the attention of eco-minded pet owners in San Francisco.

A pet waste bag distribution program launched Sunday at an open space maintained by volunteers in the city’s Potrero Hill neighborhood.

The special compostable poop bags help divert dog waste into compost.

The company BioBag has partnered with the community volunteers to provide the bags, as well as supply bins, and coordinate a pick-up service for the dog waste.

BioBag spokesman Mark Williams said the project will help reduce landfill in San Francisco. There are about 120,000 dogs in the City that produce about 32 million pounds of poop a year.

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