Cigarette Litter Recycling initiative
Cigarette filters are the number one most littered item worldwide.
How you can get involved:
Keep New Hanover Beautiful’s largest initiative is to work with businesses, property owners and organizations across New Hanover County to recycle their cigarette butts. To date we have recycled over 680lbs!
By partnering with us, you can help reduce litter and keep cigarette butts from entering our waterways and harming wildlife.
Keep New Hanover Beautiful installs canisters, and maintains them by collecting the cigarette waste weekly. Our volunteers then package and ship the waste to TerraCycle, who recycles the materials into plastic pellets and compost materials.
Our current partners:
Marsellos of Wilmington
As this project continues to grow, we are always accepting new partners and looking for motivated volunteers. Please visit our Volunteer & Internships page for more information.