Did you know? Cigarette butts are not made of natural fiber, but rather cellulose acetate – the same plastic compound that makes sunglasses frames!
With the help of grant funding from Keep America Beautiful’s Cigarette Litter Prevention Program, Keep Denton Beautiful (KDB) is working diligently to combat the number #1 most littered item in the United States – cigarette butts. Our most recent effort is the installation of 20 more receptacles in Downtown Denton and the Fry Street Area. While you may have noticed a ground mounted model, the newly installed Sidewalk Buttlers are attached to existing sign posts. Creating awareness that cigarette butts are litter too is important. Keep an eye out for receptacles when you are in Downtown Denton or on Fry Street.
Volunteers are essential to the success of the Cigarette Litter Prevention Program (CLPP), and regularly monitor and empty the receptacles. Quarterly scans, where littered cigarette butts are counted to determine the impact of the receptacles, are also staffed by volunteers. Interested in helping? Email KDB Program & Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note volunteers must be 18 years of age to assist with CLPP.
Source: City of Denton