Cigarette Butt Recycling

113747Keep Golden Isles Beautiful has partnered with TerraCycle to offer cigarette waste recycling options in the Golden Isles community.  

Made of cellulose acetate, a type of plastic, cigarette butts do NOT biodegrade. Because they are made of plastic, cigarette butts CAN be recycled via TerraCycle and turned into low grade plastic products.

With cigarette butts the number one littered item in the country, there is now  an EASY and FREE way to recycle the butts collected from roadways as well as cigarette waste generated at home and work. Collected bagged butts can be dropped off at Keep Golden Isles Beautiful offices or Maggie Mae’s Restaurant in downtown Brunswick where they will be shipped to TerraCycle for recycling. Accepted cigarette waste: butts, ash, plastic cigar tips, packaging (except cardboard box which goes into your normal recycling stream).

Already on board with the program are Maggie Mae’s Restaurant, Cast Aways Lounge, and many Keep Golden Isles Beautiful Adopt-A-Highway groups.

Cigarette Recycling Program Fact Sheet.

Contact Keep Golden Isles Beautiful to learn more about cigarette butt recycling.