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March 22, 2020

Canine Waste Bag Dispensers in NYC

Caught off guard with out a bag to pick up your dog’s poop? Maybe one of these locations can help you out. The bag dispensers are located in each of the 5 boroughs. It would be cool if there was some indication of inventory. If it’s completely empty it’s not helpful.

It’s surprising how few of these dispensers are located in Manhattan. It will be interesting to revisit this data in a couple years to see if more are installed. Will the state wide plastic bag ban affect usage of these dispensers? With the slow elimination of plastic store bags will there be more poop on the streets and/or will usage increase?

Data source: https://data.cityofnewyork.us/Recreation/Canine-Waste-Dispensers/5npv-j6gn

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