Partner with KPSLB for free litter stand
PORT ST. LUCIE – Business owners, property management firms and Homeowners Associations now have a chance to receive a free cigarette butt receptacle to help the City achieve its strategic goal to be clean and beautiful.
Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful, in partnership with Keep America Beautiful and Philip Morris USA, has requested 50 cigarette litter stands to give away to those local groups. To receive one, a group representative must agree to assume responsibility for ownership, installation (hardware is included) and maintenance of the litter stand.
This is part of a nationwide effort by Philip Morris USA to place 10,000 litter stands to collect cigarette butts in communities and to educate adult smokers on the importance of disposing of their cigarette butts properly.
Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful encourages local groups to participate and make a positive impact on the City because:
- For every additional litter stand, the littering rate for cigarette butts decreases 9 percent.
- A majority of smokers indicated they would properly dispose of their butts if suitable receptacles were available, according to Keep America Beautiful.
- One of the City’s top strategic goals is to continually work to be safe, clean and beautiful.
Those interested in receiving a free stand must submit the GPS coordinates of each litter stand’s location with KAB to include on the interactive map. GPS coordinates can be identified in several ways:
- Enter the litter stand location/address into https://www.latlong.net/ and record coordinates.
- Using Google Maps, right-click the place on the map. Select “What’s Here?” At the bottom of the map, a card with coordinates will appear.
Interested groups should then contact Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful at 772-871-5103 to make arrangements to acquire the litter stand.