Will 12,000 doggie poop bags be enough to keep Silver Lake clean?


Empty bag dispenser


SILVER LAKE —  Forgot your doggie poop bags? Don’t fret. More bags will soon be available to pet owners walking along the Silver Lake reservoirs pathway. Last week, the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council  voted to purchase 12,000 additional poop bags to refill the dispensers found along the path.

After approving the $500 expenditure, council members discussed other ways they might be able to finance future purchases. Some suggested getting the bags donated but the bags cannot have any advertising, limiting their promotional appeal. There was also no accurate estimate on how quickly the bags are being used and how  frequently they will need to be replenished.

The bags part are part of the effort to keep the community clean and poop-free. Council member John Wingler said the empty Pet Waste Stations dispensers are an embarrassment. Council member Georgene Smith Goodin added that more should be done in that area of Silver Lake and purchasing the poop bags is a start.

Jacqueline Fernandez is a Los Angeles-based reporter who’s written for various media outlets such as Los Angeles Wave, The Miami Herald and WLRN-Miami Herald News.

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  1. Sounds like a good use of money to me!

    • What?
      That’s ridiculous! That money could be better spent.
      Only responsible pet owners will fix that issue. They only cost 99cents per roll.

  2. The only thing that works to keep people from leaving their dog crap behind is a healthy dose of shaming. Feel free to call someone out when you see they leave the poop. You don’t need to be mean or rude- but most will double back when they are called out and will be reluctant to do it again.

    • Totally agree. It seems everywhere I walk these days, I’m constantly encountering left behind dog sh*t. It’s getting out of hand, as if no one cares to pick it up. It’s especially bad along the river in frogtown and atwater, sometimes it’s just in the middle of the sidewalk. disgusting.

  3. May I ask why the bags can’t have any advertising ? Seems like a good opportunity for someone to sponsor this…

  4. Even if the bags can’t carry advertising, couldn’t the dispenser itself?

  5. Hehe, yeah you definitely need to pay attention walking around this neighborhood… land mines everywhere!

  6. Isn’t it ironic that several cities in California have legislated to ban plastic bags and now Silver Lake is paying to give plastic bags to people?

    I love this state : )

  7. Hey, doggie owner dirtbags, if you won’t bag your dog’s poop, bend down and eat it. Thanks, the Neighborhood.

  8. IheartEchoPark

    As a dog owner I have complete disdain for owners who don;t pick up after their dog. — I mean how hard can it be — it’s your responsibility to your neighbors..

    Anyone have any feedback if the doggie bags are working

  9. RefillTheReservoir

    Next, can we do something about the absurd number of RVs parking along the reservoir?

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