Last weekend, on a short walk through my neighborhood, every time I stooped down to pick up after one of my dogs, I found myself also picking up a pile left-behind by someone else. I thought about all of the complaints I read about this same problem all over the world, in neighborhoods and parks, there are dog owners leaving piles of poop behind. So I asked myself what I can do to get my neighbors to learn why they must scoop that poop? How can I help clean up my neighborhood besides constantly picking up after other dogs? And I realized my neighborhood needs community poop bag share stations.
durable and educational. It disgusts me when I see irresponsible pet owners use pet waste stations to improperly dispose of their pets waste, so I made my dispenser small and difficult to dump waste into. I put educational signage on and near my community poop bag share stations in hopes of helping to educate my neighbors on the importance of scooping that poop. Hopefully these first stations I made will be durable but only time will tell. Below are directions on how to make your own community poop bag share stations. Maybe you can help to clean up your neighborhood too!*
*In Seattle, it is legal to temporarily post signs on certain sign and utility poles. Please check the laws in your area before posting signs or putting up community poop bag exchanges. Sometimes working with your municipality to install poop bag holders will help raise awareness and benefit more people/neighborhoods.