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Cigarette litter campaign launched
Trinity Standard - July 2008
TRINITY – In an effort to keep cigarette butts off the roads, streets and sidewalks of Trinity County, Keep Trinity County Beautiful (KTCB) is joining the National Cigarette Litter Prevention Program.
Funding by a grant from Keep America Beautiful, Inc., the program was developed after cigarette litter was identified and the most littered item found during clean-up efforts throughout the nation.
According to KTCB Executive Director Bill Allen, the program will kickoff in Trinity on Wednesday, July 9 when Trinity City Manager Phil Patchett installs the first ash receptacle in front of city hall.
“The receptacles also will be installed at various locations throughout downtown Trinity, such as in front of the Post Office,” Allen said.
The ash receptacles also will be placed in locations in Groveton.
In addition, Allen said local businesses will be distributing free pocket ashtrays to adult smokers.
Allen said 13 studies completed around the country have confirmed the receptacle program can succeed in any size community.
Since becoming an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful in 2005, KTCB has enjoyed support from leaders and citizens throughout the county in its effort to clean-up and beautify.
Keep America Beautiful, Inc. is a national, nonprofit public education and community involvement organization whose network of more than 540 local, statewide and international programs educates people about litter prevention, beautification and ways to reduce, reuse, recycle and properly manage waste materials.
Born out of a desire to beautify Trinity County, KTCB was organized in 2005 as a nonprofit affiliate with Keep America Beautiful and Keep Texas Beautiful.