Keep America Beautiful (KAB) Cigarette Litter Prevention Program (CLPP)

The Cigarette Litter Prevention Program, now in its 21st year, is the nation’s largest program aimed at reducing cigarette litter. Communities implementing a Cigarette Litter Prevention Program consistently reduce cigarette litter by half based on local measurements taken in the first four to six months after the program is implemented. Since its inception, the program has been implemented in more than 1,800 U.S. communities.

Eligible Recipients:

  • Keep America Beautiful affiliates,
  • Local governments,
  • Business improvement districts,
  • Downtown associations,
  • Parks and recreation areas,
  • Other organizations dedicated to eradicating litter and beautifying their communities.

Eligible Projects:

An effective local Cigarette Litter Prevention Program includes four proven, field-tested solutions or strategies for reducing cigarette butt litter.

  • Review local litter laws, including cigarette butt litter, and support enforcement
  • Raise awareness about the issue of proper cigarette butt disposal using messaging and marketing campaigns
  • Place ash receptacles at transition points to non-smoking areas like beaches, hospitals, or public parks; and
  • Distribute pocket or portable ashtrays to adult smokers

This year, Keep America Beautiful is focusing on three primary types of intervention with the goal of increasing cigarette butt recycling and incorporating technology into the assessment and collection program.

Funding Source:
TerraCycle and Local Keep America Beautiful Chapters Team-Up to Beautify Spaces & Recycle the World’s Most Littered Item while Earning Donations for Nonprofits

Funding Amount:



Alex Payne, TerraCycle

609-393-4252 ext. 3710,

Abby Turpin, Director of Communications
Keep America Beautiful®

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