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Pet Waste Dispensers
Posted on 11/13/2018
Pet Waste Dispensers

 

In 2009, as a result of the recession, the City replaced the pet waste dispensers at various parks and trails with “self-fill” dispensers, which resulted in significant and annual savings in both material costs and time resources. The “self-fill” dispensers were designed to be re-stocked by pet owners with bags such as plastic grocery bags and newspaper bags.

On November 8, 2016, California voters approved Proposition 67, the Statewide Single-Use Carryout Bag Ban. As a result, SB 270 was in effect and most grocery stores, retail stores with a pharmacy, convenience stores, food marts, and liquor stores no longer were able to provide single-use plastic carryout bags to their customers. Due to this regulation and limited supply of plastic bags, the “self-fill” pet waste dispensers in City parks and trails were not getting filled and used.

The “self-fill” pet waste bag dispensers are now being removed and replaced with dispensers that will hold waste bags supplied by the City for the public to use. The pet waste dispensers were re-installed recently at the following parks:

• Central Park
• Athan Downs
• Memorial
• Boone Acres
• Centennial
• Country Fair
• Inverness Park

Additional pet waste dispensers will be installed progressively in many parks and trails in the City.