San Francisco

What's Poop Got to Do With it?

Lunchtime Forum

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The San Francisco Department of Public Works operates 25 Pit Stops (self-cleaning public toilets) across the city, while the 18 neighborhood-focused community benefit districts manually pick up waste and use high-pressure hoses to keep their streets clean. Even with these services, however, the city has become infamous for having human and animal waste on its sidewalks. Come learn how the City of San Francisco and its community partners are combatting this challenge.

+ Kenny Bruce / San Francisco Department of Public Works
+ Louie Hammonds / Urban Alchemy
+ Simon Bertrang / Tenderloin Community Benefit District
+ Cathy Maupin / Yerba Buena Community Benefit District


free for SPUR members
$10 for non-members

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