Be Ready for Butt Blitz 2023 – Starting Sept. 16th
Cigarette filters are the #1 littered item in the World.
So not surprising that we have already collected 108,141 of them this year!
And we are on a mission to continue to collect and recycle many more cigarette filters so we need your help. So go find and pick up these little, yet very poisonous, monsters before the rains take them to the ocean.
Join the Butt Blitz: Participating is Easy
- Find cigarette filters and pick them up with gloved hands. Certain zones are prone to them, such as parking lots, bus stops, outside of restaurants, benches, etc.
Tip: Keep them in a sealed container (yogurt/to-go plastic containers…).
- Count them and record them either via the Clean Swell app or our Blue Bucket form.
- Drop them at one of our multiple drop-off locations on the coast. Check the map below for directions.
Drop Off Locations
You can drop off your cigarette butts at any time at one of these locations
If You Can’t Drop Them Off at a Specific Location
No worries, you have other options:
- You can send them yourself for free to Terracycle
- You can discard them appropriatly in your household trash can
If You Can’t Pick Up, Please Consider Donating
We understand that not everyone has the ability to pick up cigarette butts, but you can still participate to end cigarette filter litter by making a financial contribution!
100% of your donation will go directly to our programs such as the Butt Blitz, which are designed to educate the community about the negative impact cigarette filters have on the environment and to remove the filters from our ecosystem.
If you believe in a cleaner ocean and value education as well as our efforts, you can make your donation a recurring event by checking the “donate monthly” checkbox.
No amount is too small! Thank you so much for your support and generosity. If you are interested in supporting our organization even further, you can also become a Supporting Member.
1,627,330 Filters have been collected since 2005!
Each filter gathered last year was diverted from the landfill and recycled at Terracycle. Cigarette filters, although packed with toxins, contain plastic, which allows them to be recycled to become useful fleece, pots, or even ashtrays!