Galesburg approves cigarette butt pilot program

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GALESBURG, Illinois — The city of Galesburg is testing a new way to keep cigarette butts off the streets. The Galesburg Downtown Council approved a pilot recycling program on Wednesday, Jan. 11, that will add cigarette butt containers to light poles.

The idea is based off a program from a New Orleans company.

The council president says containers should be ordered by next week, and will hopefully be up and running in February.