Cigarette Bins and the community.
Thanet Taxis are committed to being a part of the local community by not only providing a safe reliable service to the residents and visitors but by helping in the keep Thanet clean initiative.
Preventing Cigarette Litter and Cigarette bins
Cigarette litter is the UK’s most common type of litter, being present on 75% of its streets. Littered cigarette butts are harmful to the environment, they are time consuming and costly to clean-up and they do not look good.
The Department of the Environment does provide guidance and information about cigarette litter prevention. This information is aimed at district councils to help them contain and reduce cigarette litter on their land and provide guidance on forming partnerships with businesses and retailers in their area and by;
• Cleansing – clean up littered cigarette ends;
• Partnerships – work with local organisations;
• Leadership – walk the talk and be a leader in your community;
• Educate – change the cigarette littering behaviour of smokers;
Ashtrays are an integral part of a sustainable solution to reducing cigarette litter. Ultimately, if all smokers used an ashtray then there would not be a cigarette litter problem. However, smokers will often cite a lack of ashtrays as a reason for littering cigarette ends.
Research suggests that people will not walk more than 12 metres to dispose of their cigarette litter.
Research carried out has also shown that smokers are very fearful of setting general litter bins alight and prefer a dedicated cigarette bin to dispose of their cigarette ends. Their preference is for a dedicated cigarette bin that is: -
• Large enough to hold a high volume of cigarette ends;
• Easy to clean and use, with large holes to insert the cigarette end;
• Clear signage that indicates it is for cigarette ends.
Local businesses have an important role to play in cigarette litter prevention, by providing ashtrays and cleaning up cigarette litter.
Set a good example and provide smokers in your own organisation with ashtrays and awareness about cigarette littering.
We at Thanet Taxis and The Cab Call Centre have donated freely over 200 cigarette bins distributed in Thanet that service over 170 businesses.
The cigarette bins provide great benefits to businesses such as pubs, cafes, shops and leisure areas.
• Environmentally friendly.
• Keeps shop frontage clean of cigarette butts
• Provides an area for staff and customers area to dispose of their cigarette cleanly.
• Most importantly these bins are free of charge to your business
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A FREE ASH BIN (OR MORE BUSINESS DEFENDANT) OR WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE PLEASE EMAIL US AT firstname.lastname@example.org ref bins and we will get back to you asap
We are a main sponsor at Margate Football Club at Hartsdown Park with The South Stand, Sports Bar, Learning Zone all being newly signed as well as numerous other signs around the ground.
We also sponsor Margate Cricket Club and have provided them with CCTV equipment for their club house and last year provided their full kit for the adults and juniors.