November 17, 2021

Great Falls man is cleaning up with new pooper-scooper business

GREAT FALLS — Darren Smith of Great Falls isn’t wasting his time when it comes his new business venture – in fact, he may have the scoop on an innovative idea – cleaning up dog waste in yards.

“A gentleman up in New York has been pooper-scooping for 20 years. Missoula has two or three,” said Smith, a former construction worker. “We saw one even in Salt Lake so I said, you know, that’s something Great Falls doesn’t have, let’s give it a shot.”

Some may call starting a new company a crap shoot, but for Darren it’s serious. He’s in the process of getting licensed and insured. He’s also developing his advertising strategy.

“I’ve gotten great responses by everybody I’ve made contact with,” said Smith. “They think it’s a great idea. And so far lawn care companies are really excited that I’m here.”

Right now, he charges $20 dollars per yard, no matter the…

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