City to Install Cigarette Butt Recycling Receptacles

Published on: 2019/04/03 - in News

The City has announced it will be installing receptacles to collect cigarette butts for recycling at a number of locations in Kingston.

A total of twenty receptacles will be installed – one of the “Keep it Clean” initiatives being undertaken through a partnership of the City and ‘Downtown Kingston!’.

“We are working to keep the downtown and transit hubs clean,” said Troy Stubinski, manager, public works operations. “This is about encouraging people to dispose of cigarette butts in a tidy and environmentally friendly way.”

Terracycle receptacles are set to be placed at transit hubs, certain Express Route stops, and other gathering places in the downtown.

Remaining tobacco in the waste will be composted with the butts recycled into a variety of industrial products, such as plastic pallets.

More information about the cigarette waste recycling can be found at Terracycle’s website.

Top photo: Pawel Litwin (cc)
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