Cigarette Litter Prevention Program

Through our partnership with Keep America Beautiful, Delawareans have an opportunity to participate in the nation’s largest program aimed at reducing cigarette litter. Community members can start making a change by installing free receptacles at their business, home or local park to help fight the most commonly littered item in America – the cigarette butt.

Why Participate?

    • For every additional litter stand, the littering rate for cigarette butts decreases 9%.
    • The majority of smokers said they would properly dispose of their butts if suitable receptacles were available.
    • Litter stands and hardware are offered for free and included with the butt bins.
    • Cigarette butts are the most commonly littered item in America.
    • Cigarette butts take five years to decompose.
    • Cigarette butts can be recycled for free with TerraCycle.
    • TerraCycle turns recycled cigarette butts into compost and plastic products like benches, pallets and ash trays.

How To Get Started

Click here to request a receptacle.  Once we receive your request, someone will be in contact with more information and the receptacle agreement for you to sign and send back.


    • Install the litter stand(s) in an accessible place (e.g., outside entrance to retail location, or transition point where adult smokers commonly dispose of cigarette butts). Hardware is included to mount each receptacle.
    • Maintain litter stand(s) (e.g., regularly recycle butts with Terracycle).


Litter Stand Specs

    • Dimensions: 4” x 4” x 14”
    • Made of aluminum with black powder coating
    • Empties from the bottom, by removing the shackle lock
    • Shackle lock and two nuts and bolts are included with the litter stand