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Cigarettes and cigarette ends

How to dispose of cigarettes ends

There are not many ways (yet) that cigarette ends can be recycled. It is usually best to dispose  of cigarette ends by throwing them in your general waste . This waste stream is used as a fuel source to generate low carbon energy at our energy recovery facility.

Cigarette ends form only a very small percentage of the overall waste stream in the UK and that means that there are not many schemes to recycle them. One of the only ones that offers such services is this recycling scheme via Terra Cycle.

Producers and distributors of cigarettes sometimes require stock to be destroyed, for example when it fails quality tests. If you require secure destruction of cigarettes then we can help. Just follow this link for more information.