Butt Bins

Cigarette Butt Recycling Program:

The City of Salem and Salem Sound Coastwatch invites businesses, groups and individuals to adopt a Cigarette Butt Bin to be placed by SSCW at your selected location. Additional bins around the city will allow for the collection of more butts and keep our sidewalks, streets and harbor clean. SSCW will supply the bin, it’s installation, and instructions. The bin sponsor commits to emptying the bin on a regular basis. 

There are currently 50 bins throughout the city and about 20 more are available for adoption.  If you are interested in adopting a butt bin, please contact Salem Sound Coastwatch at 978-741-7900

To sponsor a bin, click here: Sponsor a Bin!

Talking Trash 4 Clean Oceans

Salem's Cigarette Butt Recycling Program began in December 2014 with fifty bins. “Cigarette waste is one of the most common forms of litter on our streets and sidewalks,” says Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll. “Having these receptacles available should provide us one more tool in our efforts to keep our city clean, while maintaining our commitment to being green and reducing litter.” When cigarette butts are left on the street, they could end up in storm drains which lead directly to the ocean where they cause serious harm to fish and other marine life.
Mayor Driscoll, along with Barbara Warren, Salem Sound Coastwatch Executive Director, SalemRecycles members, Salem Chamber, and Salem Main Streets, kick off the new Park Your Butts campaign! Please help keep Salem Clean, and get your BUTTS in there!