Cigarette Butts Rule the Litter World

Cigarette butts were picked-up along the east side of Price road (which is now a frontage road to the south-bound 101 freeway). Traffic can only go south and there is no sidewalk on the east side of the street. 816 cigarette butts spread along a one-quarter mile stretch of road were found. I can only assume that most of these butts are were a result of drivers flicking them out their vehicle window.

Pictures: 816 Butts (piled) | 816 Butts (pile close-up) | 816 Butts (spread)

I picked up these 816 butts on a Sunday. The following Wednesday (4 days later) I picked up an additional 39 butts. I may have missed some of these butts on Sunday, but I doubt if all 39 were overlooked.

Author: G.D.Thurman []
Created: 05 August 2002