We work with a wide network of partners to create and implement sustainability initiatives both locally and regionally. Seaside has teamed up with Gloucester’s Clean City Commission and other local partners to develop and collaborate local environmental projects.


20170720_184816-1 2.jpg

Butt Butlers

Keep Massachusetts Beautiful is seeking municipal partners to receive free Sidewalk Butlers for the collection and recycling of cigarette butts. During the 2017 International Coastal Cleanup, volunteers collected more than 1.8 million cigarette butts from the world’s coastlines. Butts are the most prevalent item found during cleanups each year, but smokers do not have many options for their safe disposal and often toss them onto the streets and other public spaces. Sidewalk Butlers can provide a convenient way for smokers to properly dispose of their butts. All receptacles come equipped with a tracking chip that syncs with a mobile app to help towns track collections. The cigarette butts collected can be recycled into other products through a partnership with TerraCycle. To learn more, see this National Geographic video. Thirty five of these bins were donated and will soon be installed in Gloucester, Natick, Mansfield, and Hyde Park. Later this year, dozens of additional Butlers will be available for installation in other communities. Interested communities should contact Keep Massachusetts Beautiful.

We work with a wide network of partners to create and implement sustainability initiatives both locally and regionally. Seaside has teamed up with Gloucester’s Clean City Commission and other local partners to develop and collaborate local environmental projects.

Through these initiatives, we aim to provide our partner organizations & schools, as well as educators & students, with resources for projects so they may initiate involvement and inspire change in our local coastal communities.