Cigarette Butt Litter

When butts are littered onto streets and sidewalks, they are easily washed, blown, or flicked down stormdrains that lead straight into local creeks, the Bay, and the Pacific Ocean without any treatment.  In addition to being unsightly, cigarette butts never disappear because they are made of plastic and do not biodegrade.  Learn more about the problem and how you can help at


San Mateo County Cigarette Butt Litter Champions (Updated: September 8, 2016)

Grand Total:  7,140 cigarette butts picked up between August 15th-26th


Cigarette Butt Free Businesses (Updated: September 21, 2016)
Thank You to the following businesses for their commitment to protecting the Bay and Ocean from toxic cigarette butt litter!

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Become a Butt-Free Business:

Cigarette Butt-Free Business Brochure

Cigarette Butt-Free Business Fillable Pledge Form

Cigarette Butt Litter Partnerships (Updated  September 8, 2016)

City of Belmont Cigarette Butt Litter Reduction Program

Pacifica Beach Coalition – Cigarette Butt Action