On the way into San Luis Obispo from Los Osos on Los Osos Valley Road and Foothill Boulevard, I saw half a dozen cars throw lit cigarettes out the window. It made me want to throw up.
At your local Miner’s Ace Hardware store, you can buy a “butt bucket” for $7.18. It’s about the size of a small soft drink cup and fits in a cupholder — I’m sure most people have several in their car, like I do.
There’s no liquid of any kind inside — just air. Put your lit butt in the little hole in the top and your lit cigarette is immediately put out, plus it removes any odor and doesn’t allow any smoke to escape.
The cup is black so you don’t see any butts and holds several cigarette butts before needing to be emptied.
Come on folks! There’s no reason in this horrible fire season to be throwing your lit butts out the window into the very dry weeds dead by the side of the road, $7.18 — can you afford it?