Turning Favorite Polluters Into Favorite Neighbors


We all have a “favorite polluter” in our community. That one person who doesn’t pick up after their dog on walks or allows their dog to run free to leave “presents” all over the neighborhood. So, how do you deal with them? How do you get them to change their polluting ways and begin picking up after their dogs? Here are three steps that may help:

  1. Contact us for some bilingual dog waste tip cards. Request one or a whole stack and then use this tool when you talk to your neighbor. This tip card provides you with information on the negative impact dog waste has on LA’s rivers, creeks and beaches and how they can order free dog waste canisters online from LA Stormwater.
  2. Approach your neighbor as a friend and with a smile when you give them the tip card. Tell them that you recently learned that the City of Los Angeles provides free dog waste bags to dog owners and that you thought of them, one of your dog-loving neighbors, when you saw this tip card.
  3. Offer to order a free dog-waste canister for them. While you’d like for them to take that first step themselves, perhaps they just need that extra bit of help to get them to start making changes in their behavior.

And, who knows? This may be the start of a new relationship. Perhaps that favorite polluter will someday become your favorite neighbor.

Do you have any additional tips for how you’ve dealt with your favorite polluter in your own neighborhood? We’d love to hear from you.


Comments (1)

  1. Tera liper
    August 10th, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    Thank u

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