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Subject: Doggie Stations - cost to maintain
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DavidG45
(Delaware)

Posts:144


06/20/2021 9:45 AM  
Several months ago we had five doggie stations installed at strategic areas around our community. The idea was that we would hire a contractor to empty them once a week. However, the service has told us there are environment regulations (EPA?) that require them to bring all the waste to a county facility, so the weekly fee is $260. I haven't been able to find any such regulations, but that kind of research is not something I've done in the past.

Does anybody know if this makes sense?

I think our odd-job man could just double bag them in trash bags and put them out with our weekly trash pickup.
JackJ9


Posts:0


06/20/2021 9:55 AM  
Our stations are taken care of by the landscape crew as part of the contract. We are not charged by the station, so when we added more there was no extra charge.
CathyA3
(Ohio)

Posts:2600


06/20/2021 10:51 AM  
Posted By JackJ9 on 06/20/2021 9:55 AM
Our stations are taken care of by the landscape crew as part of the contract. We are not charged by the station, so when we added more there was no extra charge.



Same with us.

I'd ask the service to cite the relevant regulation, especially since you haven't been able to find anything. (It may be the local municipality's rules and not the EPA's.) If there is such a thing, you'll know to expect the same from other service providers - if not, then you've avoided dealing with the wrong company.

LetA
(Nevada)

Posts:1466


06/20/2021 12:04 PM  
Ditto for us. Our landscapers refill the bags and remove the used waste bags.
PatJ1
(North Carolina)

Posts:295


06/20/2021 2:05 PM  
Not sure about Delaware, but here's a PSA from Charlotte, NC.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yy1-u6dIvHU

Our landscaper's fill the bag dispenser and empty the trash in the dumpster weekly. We spend around $400 a year for the bags.

I keep the bags at my condo unit. Some outside in a trash canister. The rest in my coat closet.

Have you tried calling another service to see what they say? You can call the county or city also.

Board members are volunteers. Many have no idea what they're doing. Educate them. Don't beat them up.
DavidG45
(Delaware)

Posts:144


06/21/2021 3:51 AM  
I appreciate all of the replies. It sounds as if this is likely an unnecessary process. Having the landscapers do it would be perfect. And I believe you are right, I should contact at least the county.
KellyM3
(North Carolina)

Posts:1806


06/21/2021 8:00 AM  
David,

1. Many landscapers will modify their service contracts as you've seen listed above. That is most efficient.
2. Your area likely has a "pooper scooper" service that would serve those cans if the landscaper will not.


We currently use our landscaper for dog waste can maintenance but did pay $20/week very early in the service to a dedicated company before shifting services.

Not sure why you'd call the government though to "help" you. That's the most risky thing being proposed.
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