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Cigarette butt litter is the #1 most littered item in the U.S. Since 2007, Keep Denton Beautiful has implemented Keep America Beautiful’s Cigarette Litter Prevention Program (CLPP) to raise public awareness of the problem of cigarette butt litter, and actively reduce litter in the Denton community.
The first Monday of every month, KDB cleans up cigarette butts and maintains cigarette receptacles in an effort to keep our city clean. We cannot do it alone, and rely on hard-working volunteers to end cigarette litter in our community.
Once per quarter, KDB conducts a cigarette litter scan along designated routes where receptacles have been installed counting and collecting littered cigarette butts to measure the effect receptacles are making in the reduction of cigarette litter.
Keep America Beautiful grant funding has provided free pocket and auto ashtrays. Additionally, free education materials including window clings encouraging pedestrians to identify and use the closest cigarette receptacle, and bumper stickers to promote keeping cigarette litter in the vehicle until a trash bin can be used are also available to individuals and businesses.
To request ashtrays or educational supplies for personal use or to provide for free to patrons at your business, contact KDB Program & Volunteer Coordinator.
KDB’s focus for $5,000 in 2019-20 grant funding is commercial areas including Downtown Denton and the Fry Street area, where preliminary results are showing an average 47% reduction in cigarette litter following a series of cleanups, the installation of permanent ash receptacles throughout Downtown and around Fry Street, and an ongoing social marketing campaign.
We’d like to take a moment to thank our sponsors for their generous support.
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Give back to the community by supporting the many beautification events, educational programs, and cleanup efforts we organize everyday. With your help we will be able to procure the supplies needed to improve the lives of our fellow Dentonites.