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Feedback Needed on Animal Waste Stations

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The City of Asheville is currently in the process of rolling out new trash and recycling receptacles throughout downtown. Many of these containers will include a pet station to easily dispose of animal waste. In determining where to place the pet stations, the city would like input from downtown stakeholders. Please read the following information and provide input to Jakob Klodt in Public Works at jklodt@ashevillenc.gov by Friday February 7. The final placement of all new containers will be presented at the February 14 Downtown Commission meeting. Please see an image of the new containers attached.

1.   Project Summary: In an effort to support downtown cleanliness and waste reduction, the city is upgrading the current sidewalk garbage containers to waste stations that include garbage, recycling and ash trays in 160 locations. A total of 30 of these stations will also be equipped with pet waste bag dispensers. Attached is a photo of what the stations will look like. These stations will be installed by May 2014.

2.   Community Input Need: In order to best serve people with pets and reduce concerns about pet waste, the city is looking for input on where to locate the stations that include the pet waste bag dispensers.

3.   How to Provide Input: Please take a look at a map of downtown and find a zone of 2-3 blocks where you walk your pet and/or notice pet waste problems. Please then provide the names of those streets to Jakob Klodt in the Public Works Department at jklodt@ashevillenc.gov. The deadline to provide input is Friday Feb 7.

4.   More Information: If you are interested in learning more about this project and seeing the final map with waste and pet station locations please attend the February 14 Downtown Commission meeting from 8:30am - 10:00am in the first floor conference room of City Hall.

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