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Cigarette Waste Brigade®

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Recycle your waste with Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company

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Every year, cigarette butts end up in dumpsters and landfills, or get tossed as litter on shorelines, parks, and sidewalks across the US. With the help of Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, a major tobacco manufacturer in the US, the waste collected through the Cigarette Waste Brigade will be recycled into a variety of industrial products, such as plastic pallets, and any remaining tobacco will be re-worked into tobacco composting.

Additionally, for every pound of cigarette waste collected, Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company donates $1.00 towards the Keep America Beautiful Cigarette Litter Prevention Program.

Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company markets their products only to smokers 21 years of age or older. If you or your participants do not smoke, or are under the age of 21, please visit our other Brigade programs to see how you can help the environment.

How to collect for the Cigarette Waste Brigade at home

Collecting at home

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How to collect for the Cigarette Waste Brigade at your office, restaurant, or other business establishment.

Collecting at the office

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Check out the image below to see some examples of the types of waste that are accepted through this Brigade program. You can also download this as a poster.

Cigarette Waste Brigade Accepted Waste

Cigarette Waste Brigade accepted waste:

  1. Extinguished cigarettes
  2. Cigarette filters
  3. Loose tobacco pouches
  4. Outer plastic packaging
  5. Inner foil packaging
  6. Rolling paper
  7. Ash

Please note: We DO NOT accept the cardboard packaging of a cigarette box. Instead, you may recycle this through your municipal recycling program.

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