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Opportunity for local businesses to clean up their Butts

Opportunity for local businesses to clean up their Butts
Posted : March 26, 2018

Local businesses are being given the opportunity to help tackle the cigarette butt litter issue in Dorset.  Following on from their #BinYourButt campaign last year, Litter Free Dorset have three of the HUBBUB Ballot Bins to give away to local businesses – for free.

Charlie Wild Project Officer, explains; “The Ballot Bins are a fun and simple way to get smokers to dispose of their cigarette butts in a more responsible way rather than just throwing them on the floor. There is a question section at the top of the Ballot Bin. Businesses can put in anything they like – who has better hair; Trump or Putin? Who will win the local football game – team A or team B? Smokers then ‘vote’ with their cigarette butts. It gets people talking, is a bit different from your regular bin, but most importantly ensures cigarette butts end up in the bin and not on the floor.”

The campaign that ran for just over a month at the end of last year in Dorchester, Ferndown and Swanage saw an almost 60% reduction of cigarette related litter compared to the start of the campaign.

Three of the Ballot bins have already been distributed around Dorset, most recently being taken on by the Pursuit of Hoppiness in Bridport.

Charlie said, “We want to help businesses keep this up, and so we are offering these Ballot Bins for free.  The Ballot Bins usually cost £220 plus VAT, so we are very excited to be able to give them away free of charge. There are three left, and want to make sure they go to places that will really make the most of them.”

For any businesses wanting to take advantage of this opportunity get in touch with Litter Free Dorset at: or 01305 224833


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