Investment costs

The number of dog toilets or bag dispensers required depends not only on the number of residents and the size of the dog population, but also very much on the geographic nature and strategic standpoint of a community. For example, a rural community with a large local recreation area proportionally requires more locations than a town. The same applies to tourist areas, where cleanliness is given particular attention. The following can be used as a guideline:

A "location" is deemed to be where either a container accepting deposits or a bag dispenser with a public-access waste bin is nearby.