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 Cigarette Litter Prevention Program

 
Cigarette butts are the world's largest environmental litter problem. Tons of them clog our stormwater drains and pollute our beaches and bays, and most come from cars on the road. In Sarasota County, cigarette butts are the single largest source of litter. 
 
Want to keep our roadways, beaches and waterways clean for current and future generations? Keep Sarasota County Beautiful promotes awareness programs to help lessen cigarette litter in the county.
 
Portable Pocket Ashtrays
Help curb cigarette butt litter by using portable ashtrays. Pocket ashtrays promote awareness of this unsightly problem and help reduce cigarette butts on Sarasota streets, roads and beaches. Complimentary portable ashtrays are available to encourage proper disposal of cigarette litter and may be obtained through the Sarasota County Call Center. 
 
Help Stamp Out Littering: 365-TAGS
If you see someone toss a cigarette butt from a vehicle, call 941-365-TAGS to report the license plate number, vehicle description the location, time and date of the incident and what you observed. Local law enforcement will take it from there.
 

 For More Information

 
​Contact the Sarasota County Call Center at 941-861-5000 and ask for the Keep Sarasota County Beautiful office.  
 

 Pocket Ashtray

 
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