Cigarette Litter Recycling

Keep New Hanover Beautiful’s largest initiative is to work with businesses, property owners and organizations across New Hanover County to recycle their cigarette litter. 

To date we have recycled over 850lbs!

Keep New Hanover Beautiful volunteers install collection canisters, and maintain them by emptying the cigarette waste weekly.  The waste is then packaged and shipped to our corporate partners at TerraCycle, who recycle the materials into plastic pellets and compost materials. 

If you are interested in this program as a volunteer or business owner please reach out to us on our Contact Us page! 


A full list of all businesses participating in this program can be found here


Keep New Hanover Beautiful is an environmental non-profit organization based in Wilmington, North Carolina. We are a registered affiliate of Keep America Beautiful.

Our mission is to reduce litter, improve recycling efforts and beautify New Hanover County with the help of our dedicated volunteers and community partners.

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617 Surry Street
Wilmington, North Carolina 28401