Artful cigarette butt container for the outdoors

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I own a two-flat that doesn't allow smoking inside but I need to provide a closed (against elements) container to prevent renters from throwing cigarette butts around the porch and yard. Would like it to look nice.
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  • Betsy Frahm Betsy Frahm on Oct 23, 2016
    Get a tiny lidded trash can. Look like small versions of the big ones but in colors. The get a gallon plastic milk bottle with a top. Fill the milk bottle with a bit of water . Insert the milk bottle in the trash can. Keeps the smell down. butts inside and when its full toss.

    • Kevin Keller Kevin Keller on Feb 25, 2017
      we use a large planter on an iron stand filled with oil dry or cat litter.u have to clean it once in a while with a scooper like u use in a cat litter box but it works well.


  • Denise Denise on Oct 23, 2016
    you can take an old steamer pot with steamer insert place it on a stand . Then take sand and baking soda and fill the steamer pot. when it gets full of butts lift the steamer insert and empty dead butts into the garbage. The sand and soda should keep the smell down.

  • To add to Denise's excellent suggestion, you can decorate the steamer pot too. You can also use cheap kitty litter and mix in an extra box of baking soda. Or mix in some essential oil - lavender, pine, rosemary would be good for an outside location. To make it more attractive, add a few low maintence potted plants around the stand. The prettier the place looks the more you can charge for rent. :-)

  • Julie Julie on Oct 23, 2016
    take a small terra cotta pot with drain plate. put a little sand on plate turn pot upside down hole in top for ashes and can put out in sand and drop butt in top. the wind will not blow it awat . you can decorate the outside any way you want.

  • Julie Julie on Oct 25, 2016
    also you can paint a pot anyway you want turn upside down and put in a solar light in the bottom hole. I have the some painted like seahawks for football season and they line the walkway

  • Forestine Jackson Forestine Jackson on Nov 24, 2016
    Decorate a coffee can. Put a little water in it and label it butt can. I used scrap book paper that was on clearance at 10 cents for a package of 5 sheets.

  • Carol Carol on Dec 08, 2016
    What a brilliant solution to a smelly and unsightly problem! Love this, so clever!!