Borough officials hope that a pet waste disposal station at Triangle Park will encourage people to clean up after their dogs.
At April’s Bridgeville Borough Council meeting, resident Jay Speck said that he repeatedly sees dog owners casually walking away from the park after their pets have made a solid statement that the land is now their territory.
“It’s out of hand,” Speck said.
Installing dog waste disposal stations—with a dedicated trash bin and plastic baggies—might spur people to clean up the mess that’s currently behind left behind, said council president Mike Tolmer.
In other littering news, pedestrians and motorists on Washington Avenue are creating cigarette butt landfills atop the flower/shrub beds that line the road, according to Joe Colosimo, who heads Bridgeville’s Parks and Recreation Committee.
Cigarette butts contain cellulose, rayon, and other non-natural materials, so they don’t compost—they just pile up get soggy, and create a truly gross eyesore.
“I just ask everybody, if you’re smoking, don’t put your cigarettes out in the planters,” Colosimo said.
In any case, the economy must truly be booming if people are still smoking in Pennsylvania in 2019.