Downtown Ypsilanti will repurpose your cigarette butts

Posted at 10:25 AM, Aug 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-28 10:25:19-04

Some smokers in metro Detroit will soon have the option of recycling their cigarette butts.

A dozen of disposal containers for butts will pop-up in downtown Ypsilanti in the coming weeks.

The containers have a bag installed in them. Once the bag is filled, the city will ship it to a warehouse.

The cigarette butts will then be recycled into usable material for new products like park benches.