DogiPotsThe NEWRA Clean Streets Committee has been looking for a way to help dog owners clean up after their dogs. Chris Young, the committee’s liaison to the North End Chamber of Commerce and business community, took charge of the effort and recently purchased five “Dogi-Pot” facilities that will be mounted on poles at neighborhood parks.

After a discussion, the committee determined that the initial Dogi-Pots would be located in the Gassy (DiFilippo Park), the Prado (Paul Revere Park) and Polcari Playground.

Clean Streets Committee Co-Chair Naomi Paul holds a “Clean Up” sign.
Clean Streets Committee Co-Chair Naomi Paul holds a “Clean Up” sign.

The Dogi-Pots will each hold 400 litter bags and be placed near trash barrels. Importantly, Chris Young and Phil Orlandella have volunteered to monitor the containers and replace the bags when needed.

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Co-located on the poles will also be a sign reminding dog owners to clean up after their dog. The committee will follow-up and if the “Dogi-Pots” are well-received, their presence could be expanded to more locations throughout the neighborhood.

More information on NEWRA’s Clean Streets Committee can be found at cleanstreets.newra.org.

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