OBID Receives Litter Prevention Grant

keepamericabeautifulThe OBID is proud to announce that we are the recipients of a 2013 Keep America Beautiful Cigarette Litter Prevention grant! This is the OBID’s fourth consecutive year receiving this grant. The grant is targeted at neighborhoods to place cigarette butt receptacles at key locations to reduce cigarette litter. For 2013, the OBID is partnering with the City of Pittsburgh for purchase and installation of mounted steel receptacles. In addition to funding for receptacles, Keep America Beautiful provides pocket ash trays for distribution to the public. Placement of the steel receptacles is scheduled for July of 2013.

Did you know?

Cigarette butts are the most littered item in America.

85% of cigarette butts are littered onto the ground, 37% into bushes or shrubs, and 15% into planters.

Only 14% of smokers report owning a pocket ash tray.