“Butt Kicking” is how the Surfrider Foundation refers to our 2019 project of installing cigarette butt boxes on Polk Street. RHN is partnering with Surfrider Foundation and San Francisco’s DPW to install and maintain these boxes. Cigarette butts are the most prevalent form of littered items found on our sidewalks and gutters, and most butts are made of cellulose acetate, a form of toxic pollution. It is hoped that as people learn to use the butt boxes, this unsightly litter will be reduced. Surfrider Foundation is the obvious partner for this effort, as the butts are washed out to the ocean they surf.
Their slogan is Hold Onto Your Butt!