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FAQs

ORDERING AND DELIVERY

Can I pay by purchase order or invoice?

Yes. Get in touch to place your order and we can discuss options.

What's included with each bin purchase?

The contents supplied with each bin varies depending on which product you order. All bins are supplied with a full guide explaining how to get the most out of your Charity Cigarette Butt Bin campaign.

Where do you ship to?

Currently, we only ship to the UK.

What are the typical delivery times from when I place my order?

Delivery times are typically 1-2 weeks. Bespoke items will take a little longer. We will provide you more accurate timescales upon receipt of your order.

Is the bin available in different colours?

Yes, for orders of 20+ bins. Contact us directly for a quote.

Do you offer bespoke labels/graphics?

We sure do. Please contact us directly to discuss your requirements.

Can I order replacement panel labels?

You sure can. Contact us directly to discuss your requirements.

ABOUT THE BINS

Do the bins encourage smoking?

Definitely not. Ask yourself… Do trash bins encourage people to buy more fast food? Do seat belts encourage road traffic accidents? Do hard hats encourage head injuries? Of course not and cigarette butt bins do not encourage smoking.

Let’s face it, smokers are going to smoke. Would we prefer they consider quitting? Of course and that’s why every Charity Cigarette Butt Bin offers prominent ‘Quit Smoking’ messaging. However, it’s the individuals choice and right at the moment to smoke if they wish.

When they finish a cigarette they are left with the cigarette butt. The only thing our Charity Cigarette Butt Bins encourage is smokers to ‘do the right thing’… to dispose of their cigarette litter responsibly.

I'm a little concerned about associating my brand with smoking. Convince me this will not be an issue.

We are very careful to ensure our messaging is very clear. Our bins and ‘Butt Why Should I Care?’ campaign tackle the issue of cigarette butt litter, the most common form of litter on the planet. They do not support or promote smoking.

Therefore, your brand will be seen as addressing this prominent environmental issue with a responsible proactive approach to cigarette butt litter. Your brand will not be seen as supporting smoking. Quite the opposite in fact as every bin contains clear prominent links to ‘Quit Smoking’ information. If you still have any queries please get in touch.

How many cigarette butts does the bin hold?

Each bin holds approx 1800 cigarette butts.

What are the dimensions of the bin?

What can I attach the bin to?

Bins can be attached to walls, fencing, poles and railings. Mounting options will be clearly stated at the point of order.

How do I find sponsors for the bin?

Good question. Take a look at the HOW IT WORKS page for advice. If you are still unsure get in touch with us directly and we’ll be happy to offer advice.

What about emptying the bin? Who does that?

Responsibility for checking and emptying the bin on an ongoing basis should be agreed between the bin sponsor and charity. This could be shared between sponsor and charity or you could collaborate with a local litter picking/Plastic Free community group.

As with many of the littering and pollution problems we face today dealing with cigarette butt litter is not a ‘fire and forget’ issue. It requires thought, commitment and ongoing action to ensure sustained reductions in litter over the long term.

Our Charity Cigarette Butt Bins are designed to be part of an overall campaign/strategy towards cigarette butt litter. Education, innovative signage, enforcement and other measures are integral to success.

Need help developing your campaign? Get in touch and let’s collaborate. 

Is the bin easy to empty?

It sure is. The base of the bin is secured in place with the padlock provided and can easily be removed to empty the bin.

Can I recycle the collected cigarette butts?

In theory yes but it isn’t quite as simple as that at the moment.

There is currently no local infrastructure to recycle cigarette waste. A recycling company called TerraCycle used to offer two solutions to recycle cigarette waste.

The first solution was their FREE cigarette butt recycling programme. Unfortunately as of 31st October 2019 this free programme is no longer available as JTI (Japan Tobacco International), who helped finance this initiative, withdrew their funding.

The only remaining solution is part of Terracycle’s paid for Zero Waste Box Services.

A Zero Waste Box provides solutions for difficult-to-recycle waste that cannot be recycled through regular municipal recycling. A small Cigarette Waste Zero Waste Box for cigarette waste that holds approx. 5,300 cigarette butts (a bit less than a standard builder’s bucket) costs £128.35.

The collected waste will be shredded and separated. The plastic (such as the cigarette filters) will undergo pelletisation and extrusion to be moulded into various recycled plastic products. The paper will be recycled and the tobacco and other organics will be composted.

When I chat to people about Terracycle I’m regularly asked “Why is there a cost associated with recycling through their Zero Waste services, particularly cigarette butts?” I always refer to this interesting and informative blog article from the Terracycle blog. Well worth a read: https://terracycleblog.co.uk/2018/07/27/why-do-zero-waste-boxes-cost-money/

For further information on the free recycling programmes and the Zero Waste Box services, please contact TerraCycle directly, either on their free phone number: 0800 0470 984 or email them at: customersupport@terracycle.co.uk.

We find this situation extremely frustrating. It seems unbelievable that the UK has no infrastructure in place to effectively deal with the most common form of litter on the planet.

One of our key missions is to continue to highlight this issue and call for tobacco companies to step up and take responsibility for the waste generated by their product and help fund a national clean up and recycling programme. If the tobacco industry fails to do this voluntarily we will lobby government to introduce legislation forcing the tobacco industry to pay.

We are not naive to the fact that this will be an uphill struggle. The tobacco industry is powerful and holds considerable influence over politicians. The tax revenue generated by the sale of cigarettes equates to billions of pounds for the governments coffers. They won’t want to jeopardise that.

BUT there comes a time when you have to ‘DO THE RIGHT THING’. We think that time is NOW.

So, there are currently only two choices for what to do with collected cigarette butts. 1) You could store your collected cigarette butts in sealed containers in the hope that new cigarette waste programmes become available in the future. 2) You could dispose of the cigarette butts in your general waste.

Whatever option is most appropriate for you it’s important to remember that every one of those cigarette butts collected are no longer littering your neighbourhood, are no longer leaching chemicals into the environment and are no longer going to find their way into our rivers and oceans. And let’s not forget, every cigarette butt collected in our Charity Cigarette Butt Bins also helps raise money for local charities.

GET IN TOUCH

Can’t find the answer you are looking for on the website? Feel free to get in touch using the contact form, email or give us a call.

We aim to reply to all enquiries within 2 working days.

Phone: 07834 375917

Email: jason@rubbishwalks.co.uk

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