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 Butt-Free Businesses (Updated 10/18/18)

These businesses have committed to protecting the Bay and Ocean from toxic cigarette butt litter!  Thank you!


Become a Butt-Free Business:

Cigarette Butt-Free Business Brochure and Pledge Form

Cigarette Butt Litter Partnerships (Updated  October 18, 2018)

City of Belmont Cigarette Butt Litter Reduction Program

Pacifica Beach Coalition – Cigarette Butt Action

City of Millbrae Installing Receptacles 

San Mateo County Cigarette Butt Litter Champions (Updated: October 18th, 2018)

Health System Leadership

Lydia – 10,000 Butts Picked Up in 2018

Deputy Paterson