City OKs ‘scoop the poop’ initiative for year-long pilot

    If things go as planned, the year-long Scoop the Poop pilot program will be a win for everyone in Philadelphia.

    Started last year by Old City residents tired of dog owners leaving little presents behind, the grassroots effort seeks a solution to the abundance of dogs and shortage of trash cans in the city.
    PlanPhilly reports the Office of Transportation and Utilities gave the green light for a one year pilot program (ending in November) to test the efficiency. The city wasn’t initially thrilled with the Scoop the Poop bags hanging off and receptacles hanging off its property.

    Volunteers will continue to operate the program through November when the city will decide what the next step is.

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