With the warm weather upon us, I would like to take a moment to remind residents to be courteous when out and about in the community to ensure that litter is kept to a minimum.
While summer is a great time to walk the dog, please remember that as a courtesy to all that when you leave the house to always bring an additional clean-up bag to keep our grass looking fresh and our shoes looking clean. Doggy bags (not the edible kind) should be properly disposed of by either flushing the fecal matter in the toilet at home or in a well secured garbage bag designated for the job. Always be aware of signs indicating “No Animal Waste” as they are usually designated near public rest stops and the smell and bacteria activated on a hot day may cause concerns for health.
Litter is another item that should be disposed of properly. Garbage cans in City Parks are emptied on a weekly basis but as waste builds up, they can occasionally become quite full. Should you come across an overflowing garbage can, I encourage you to contact 3-1-1 to request that it is emptied by either calling 3-1-1 directly or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
As the eyes and ears of our wonderful community, it is up to all of us to ensure that Stittsville remains beautiful for all to enjoy. Thank you.