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Don’t Be A Cigarette Litter Pig.

Cigarette litter pigs are those despicable people who discard their cigarette butts on the ground.

Cigarette butts are litter!!!  Westwood code includes in its definition of litter any unlighted cigarette, cigar, match or any flaming or glowing material.

In Westwood, NJ, it is unlawful to litter pursuant to relevant Ordinance sections, among others:

  • ARTICLE I. General Littering Regulations
    § 204-2. Litter in public places.
    No person shall throw or deposit litter in or upon any street, sidewalk or other public place within the Borough…
  • ARTICLE II. Litter Control
    § 204-17. Prohibited acts; litter from vehicles and boats.
    A. It shall be unlawful for any person to throw, drop, discard or otherwise place any litter of any nature upon public or private property…
    B. Whenever any litter is thrown or discarded or allowed to fall from a vehicle or boat in violation of this article, the operator or owner, or both, of the motor vehicle or boat shall also be deemed to have violated this article.

Most commonly, one can catch cigarette litter pig motorists tossing their cigarette refuse out of their car windows.  They seem to be so high on nicotine that they are oblivious to, or unconcerned with, their brazen violation of the law.

Here’s a litter pig in the act of flicking a lit cigerette butt out his car window on Mill Street at the Third Ave intersection on 3/16/2011 at 5:20 pm:

Cigarette litter pig in Westwood, NJ.

Cigarette litter pig flicks a cigarette butt out of his car window onto Mill Street in Westwood on 3/16/11 at 5:20 pm.

Cigarette litter pig in action on Mill Street at Third Ave on 3/16/11 at 5:20 pm.

Cigarette litter pig in action on Mill Street at Third Ave on 3/16/11 at 5:20 pm.

When enough people do this (and there are plenty), our roads look like this:

Cigarette litter on a Westwood road.

Disgusting, despicable, unlawful.  Don’t be a cigarette litter pig.