City officials said Thursday that they have received commitments from 10 individuals or residential groups to sponsor depository stations designed to keep neighborhoods free of animal waste.
The first stations are scheduled to be installed by mid-September, said Phillipe Eskandar, a program specialist with the city’s Neighborhood Services division, which is overseeing the program.
“We are hoping to install within the next four weeks or so,” Eskandar said.
The courtesy waste station program was introduced earlier this year under the umbrella of the Clean and Beautiful Glendale initiative. It mirrors a similar program in Charlotte, N.C. The stations consist of a post with a plastic-bag dispenser containing bags that people can use to clean up after their pets.
Residents who want a station on their block must make a one-time $200 donation to cover the costs of installation, Eskandar said. Sponsors are responsible for restocking the station, although the city will provide the bags for pick-up at City Hall free of charge, Eskandar said.