Cigarette Litter

No Butts About It, Cigarette Litter MattersBig Butts at Northside Skate Park

Cigarette butts are the single most littered item in the world, surpassing plastics with 2 billion pounds of butts tossed annually. They may be small, but their impact is toxic and long-lasting. 

Cigarette litter represents:

  • 38% of roadway litter
  • 32% of storm drain litter 
  • 32% of litter in outdoor recreation areas 

Even worse are the toxins left behind

  • Plastic filters never disappear 
  • Toxins seep into groundwater and local waterways
  • Birds and fish mistake cigarette butts for food. Leading to sickness and disease

Help stop this litter by:

  • Installing a cigarette receptacle at your business
  • Walking your butts to the nearest bin
  • Carrying a pocket ashtray when you are out. Email knb@norflk.gov for one today
  • Educating others about the dangers of leaving butts behind