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Dog Shit Crusade: Scoop the Poop Campaign launches in Queen Village

Hallelujah! The Dog Shit Crusade continues.

The Queen Village Neighbors Association is taking a stand against the steaming mounds that too often litter our fine streets by installing dog-waste receptacles complete with bag dispensers around their neighborhood. Five went up two weekends ago, and five more will be installed in the coming weeks, according the the civic’s blog.

One of the first receptacles, at 2nd and Christian

One of the first receptacles, at 2nd and Christian

The QVNA says it borrowed the idea from the Old City Civic Association, which installed similar stations at the end of 2011. For those who worry that the stations will fester, fear not, says QVNA:

Each container is being sponsored by an individual or a business which has assumed responsibility for emptying it on a regular basis.  Soon you will see the name of each sponsor on the bag holder above the container.

dog shit map

Map from QVNA post

Seems putting the name of each person/group/business that’s in charge of each station will give them that extra incentive to keep it clean.

Well done, QVNA! Do you hear the call, Passyunk Square, EPX, Pennsport and Bella Vista civics? How about you, Newbold Neighbors, Newbold CDC, SOSNA and West Passyunk Neighbors Association?

And remember, folks. Our offer still stands to post video of any bad pet owner who doesn’t pick up after their dog. When we did that a couple months back, it got quite the response. Hopefully, the public shaming did something to persuade those dog owners who say they pick up 99 percent of the time. Because that still isn’t enough.



5 Responses to Dog Shit Crusade: Scoop the Poop Campaign launches in Queen Village

  1. B. Guzzi August 21, 2013 at 2:38 pm #

    I think it’s a great idea and I wish for it’s implementation in EPX away from the main strip. To me, a responsible dog-owner, its nice to know for the 1/250 walks where I realize I’m out of bags to be able to recover quickly with a nearby station available. Overall, I believe trash in general is a MAJOR problem in my neighborhood. I’ve never seen so many adults and children think nothing of unwrapping something and tossing it in front of someone’s house or out of their car window (many of which inhabit that very area). I’m not sure the all the root causes of trash in South Phila (part of me thinks the trash trucks leave making more of a mess than before they came through the streets), I’ve owned my house here for 3 years and I’m a firm believer this trash epidemic is what’s holding the neighborhood from leaping to the next level in terms of development.

  2. Steamed Wash West Resident August 21, 2013 at 2:52 pm #

    I truly wish the Queen Village folks well, but here in the Wash West/Gayborhood area, where there’s a trashcan on nearly every corner, a disturbing trend has developed over the past year: people bag their dog poop, but then just drop the bag wherever they happen to be. I even see these bags dropped right in front of the trash cans!

    How freakin’ hard is it to carry your damn bag half a block? If you can bag the poop, you can dispose of it properly. I swear, if I ever see you do it, I’ll snap your picture and slap a flyer with it on every pole in the area! I with I could grind the bag into your hair, but clearly my mother brought me up better than yours.

  3. Brian August 21, 2013 at 4:11 pm #

    How about the same concept but for just general trash? Like a can to put trash in. It would work for dog poop too.

  4. acer August 26, 2013 at 3:27 pm #

    how long before household trash ends up piled next to these disposal cans?

  5. nearby resident August 28, 2013 at 12:03 pm #

    I agree with Brian, it would be better to put the doggy bags on the side of regular-sized trash cans… we need em!

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