Litter Hotspots: Operation Binfrastructure - Cigarette Litter
City of Melbourne
A cigarette butt litter prevention and recycling project targeting key university and hospital litter hotspots in Melbourne. City of Melbourne engaged and worked collaboratively with identified universities and hospitals to install innovative cigarette butt bin recycling infrastructure to capture the increased volume of butt litter appearing on campuses and around hospital premises. The council also collected litter data, installed new signage, and undertook community surveys and community engagement activities to reduce the litter flow into stormwater drains and the Yarra River.
Key achievements from this project included:
- installing 300 cigarette butt bins at 60 hotspot sites
- collecting more than 1.12 million cigarette butts
- 96.8% reduction in litter cigarette butts at one project site.
This report was written by the City of Melbourne as part of their Litter Hotspots funded project 'Operation Bin Infrastructure'. The report highlights the project's key activities, including communications, PR and marketing as well as litter reduction data and approaches taken to collect and recycle cigarette butts at key university and hospital hotspots in Melbourne.
This media release gives a brief overview of the City of Melbourne's 'Operation Bin Infrastructure' project.
Last updated: 20/05/2020