Media Release

Free Pet Waste Disposal Bags

Thursday, April 9, 2009 1:00 AM

April 9, 2009

3 p.m.

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County Environmental Protection Department (ACEPD) wants citizens to clean up after their pets and put the waste in the trash. ACEPD has begun a public outreach campaign (funded by the Gainesville Clean Water Partnership) to teach citizens how to address pet waste at home and around the community.

Come visit ACEPD's information booth at the following community events to sign the Scoop Pledge. They are giving out free bag dispensers to take along as you walk your dog and small flashlights to assist with scooping on night walks. They also have information on the environmental and health hazards of pet waste left on the ground.

  • April 11- Great American Clean Up Celebration at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center (1028 NE 14th St., Gainesville) from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • April 19- 5th Ave Arts Festival (Northwest 5th Ave, Gainesville). Noon - 6 p.m.
  • April 22 - Earth Day at The University of Florida's Plaza of the Americas. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

For more information visit, or call ACEPD at 352-264-6800.



  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).