San Francisco sets up large litter boxes all over city to discourage homeless from defecating on sidewalks

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Frustrated by overflowing human waste, San Francisco announced a new program placing large litter boxes throughout the city to discourage defecating on streets and sidewalks. The city expects to save $87 million in annual cleanup costs by using the boxes.

“We are very excited about the new boxes,” said Javier Caha of the San Francisco Municipal Works Department. “I think our temporarily unhoused population will love them. They are clean, easy to use, and very convenient. If it works out, we might put out bowls of food and water to make it more convenient to feed residents.”


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