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ARVADA, Colo. -- A big cleanup will be underway Wednesday as the city of Arvada is kicking off its new “Clean up after your dog” campaign.

City leaders want residents to pick up their pet’s waste and they will be lending a hand to do just that.

Last week, park crews placed several small red flags on a field to raise awareness of the problem.

City leaders said the waste is bad for the environment. It can get into the groundwater and it can also spread disease.

Plastic bag dispensers will be placed around the park and several trash cans will be in place too.

City leaders said it’s not only smart, but it’s all part of being a good neighbor. The fine for not picking up the waste is $999.

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