Staff members from The City of Pittston scanned locations around the downtown area for cigarette litter as part of a grant awarded to the city by the Keep America Beautiful Cigarette Litter Prevention Program. Over 1,000 cigarette butts and cigar tips were collected from streets, sidewalks, and grass. The waste will be recycled via TerraCycle, a facility that focuses on recycling items that require a special process. Standing cigarette butt receptacles will be placed at locations where a large amount of cigarette waste was identified, and future scans will be conducted over the next 12 months.

If you’d like to learn more about how you can help prevent cigarette litter in Pittston City, stop by our table at the Pittston Farmers’ Market on Tuesday, July 9th, and Tuesday, July 23rd.