OS logo fullThe City is pleased to announce there are now cigarette butt receptacles located across the downtown area. The intention is to maintain and beautify our Downtown Core Area and to reduce the environmental impact associated with chemicals found in cigarettes. 

Acceptable material that can go in the receptacles include:

  1. Extinguished cigarettes
  2. Cigarette filters
  3. Loose tobacco pouches
  4. Outer plastic packaging
  5. Inner foil packaging
  6. Rolling papers
  7. Ash

All acceptable materials collected in these receptacles will be recycled through Terracycle. Terracycle sterilizes the waste, then shreds and separates it by material type. Tobacco and paper are composted and filters are turned into plastic pellets. These pellets are used in a variety of industrial applications, including the production of recycled plastic products. For more information, please click here.

See map below for locations of all the cigarette butt receptacles.

butt spots

source: media release




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