Pictured left to right, are Buckhead Coalition President Sam Massell, Buckhead Forest Civic Association President Kim Kahwuch, and Buckhead Pet Pals owner Shannon Centola

On Sept. 12, the Buckhead Coalition unveiled its first “dog waste” station in the Buckhead Forest neighborhood.

Located at Mathieson Drive and West Shadowlawn, the coalition is offering the green boxes to neighborhoods at a fraction of their cost. The stations are being subsidized by the coalition. The coalition set aside $20,000 and is offering up to 14 stations per neighborhood for $25 instead of the retail price of $300.

“The coalition recognized that the increase in apartment living in Buckhead has increased the problem with pets being walked in nearby neighborhoods because many of the multifamily high rises don’t have yard space,” the coalition said in a press release. “The kits will consist of bag dispensers, waste receptacles, instruction signs, etc.”

Kim Kahwach, Buckhead Forest Civic Association president, said the lower cost is a strong selling point for neighborhoods.

“As far as our neighborhood is concerned we’re surrounded by a lot of density,” she said. “It’s used quite a bit by pedestrians walking their dogs.”

Dan Whisenhunt

Dan Whisenhunt wrote for Reporter Newspapers from 2011 - 2014. He is the founder and editor of Decaturish.com