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Downtown Ypsilanti will repurpose your cigarette butts

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Posted at 9:42 AM, Aug 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-28 10:09:11-04

YPSILANTI, Mich. (WXYZ) — 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.