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Recycle Your Butts Program

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The Recycle Your Butts Program aims to raise awareness about the environmental impact of cigarette butt litter on our streets, beaches, in our rivers and oceans. Our goal is to cease cigarette butt litter all throughout Orange County and California.  Cigarette butts account for approximately 50% of all items collected during our street cleanups.  Uneducated smokers end up littering on our streets and sidewalks, that eventually find their way down our storm drains, and flow right into our waterways and eventually into the ocean. Our Recycle Your Butts Receptacles are aimed at educating smokers and getting millions of Butts off the streets at the same time.

Contact us today to get your custom Recycle Your Butts Receptacle: info@drainstoocean.org

Environmental Impact of Ciggarette Butts:

• Approximately 5 trillion cigarette butts are disposed and/or littered into our environment annually
• Cigarette butts leach toxins when wet, posing a threat to marine life
• Cigarette butts can take up to 25 years to decompose
• Cigarette butts pose a significant fire threat
• Litter clean up costs the U.S. over 11 billion annually

Did you know? Many of us believe that cigarette butts are made of biodegradable cotton. Nope! Cigarette filters (aka: butts) are made of cellulose acetate (a nonflammable thermoplastic polymer made by acetylating cellulose, used as the basis of artificial fibers and plastic.) Not Cotton and not biodegradable! 

Cigarette butts are a pervasive, non-biodegradable waste and one of the United States most littered item, especially on beaches and streets. We offer Cigarette Butt receptacles at an affordable price for businesses, and in return we ask them to return the butts to us for recycling. Plus your contribution is tax-exempt! 

We've teamed up with TerraCycle who recycles ‘unrecyclable’ waste that others deem challenging or unsavory. Instead of ending up on our streets, in landfill, our beaches and waterways, cigarette butts can now be recycled into new sustainable items. 

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Local businesses and individuals can simply send in cigarette butts to D2O to be recycled.

 

Make a DIFFERENCE in your community! Sponsor a Recycle your Butt receptacle Today! We help prevent cigarette butt pollution by installing butt receptacle throughout California. Contact us today: info@drainstoocean.org

Make a DIFFERENCE in your community! Sponsor a Recycle your Butt receptacle Today!

We help prevent cigarette butt pollution by installing butt receptacle throughout California.

Contact us today: info@drainstoocean.org

Our Recycle Your Butts Receptacle Costs:

1-3 Receptacles: $150/each - Includes Receptacle and (3) Generic Stickers per unit

4-6 Receptacles: $135/each - Includes Receptacle and (3) Generic Stickers per unit

7-12 Receptacles: $110/each - Includes Receptacle and (3) Custom Stickers per unit

12 & Up Receptacles: Contact Us for special pricing

Receptacles are perfect for standardizing cigarette recycling in small or large-scale outdoor environments. These metal receptacles can be equipped with steel bolt bands for flexible placement at your location.

To inquire please email: info@drainstoocean.org and we will get back to you asap! 

Contact us today! 
info@drainstoocean.org

 

Drains to Ocean is a grass roots, non-profit organization with a mission to keep pollution from flowing into our rivers, lakes, and oceans. We believe that every drain matters. Our goal is to create awareness by educating the public and empowering local networks of active volunteers to participate in worldwide street cleanups.