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Beginning October 17, 2018, tobacco and cannabis smoking will be prohibited within 10 metres of: 

  • doorways and windows (opened, shut or permanently closed) 
  • air intakes of buildings
  • patios
  • bus stops

Be a responsible smoker and use an ashtray to dispose of smoking litter.

Discarding cigarette butts on the ground is littering and subject to a $250 fine under Bylaw 14614. Please dispose of your butts responsibly.

The Outdoor Ashtray Program

Working with Edmonton Business Improvement Areas, the City empties and maintains outdoor ashtrays. Ashtrays are placed 10 metres from doorways, windows and bus stops.

Outdoor Ashtray Locations
  • Jasper Avenue
  • 104 Street Downtown
  • Rice Howard Way
  • Churchill Square
  • 107 Avenue (Central McDougall/Queen Mary - Rogers Place)
  • 124 Street
  • Alberta Avenue
  • Chinatown / Little Italy
  • Stony Plain Road
  • Ice District
  • Whyte Avenue
Help Us Maintain our Outdoor Ashtrays

If an outdoor ashtray is full or needs servicing,

  • Take note of the unit number on the upper left corner of the sign located above the ashtray
  • Dial 311 and please provide the details about the unit number and what's wrong

The City will service the unit as soon as possible.

What Else Can I Do?

Inexpensive portable car or patio ashtrays are available at most local dollar stores. If your local store does not carry them, be sure to ask them to bring them in.

Personal Pocket Ashtray Program

The Capital City Clean Up (CCCU) personal pocket ashtrays are easy to use. Open the flap, drop in your butt, no need to stub, close the flap. Empty the butts into a garbage can and reuse the ashtray again and again.

The City of Edmonton will be distributing these handy containers throughout the summer at city festivals, major events and City Hall, Main Floor.

Where to Get Your Personal Pocket Ashtray

Pocket ashtrays are available at most Dollar Stores.

The City of Edmonton is distributing personal pocket ashtrays at:

 

Quitting Smoking Resources

If you wish to quit smoking, contact Smokers' Hotline at 1-866-332-2322 or visit Alberta Quits for more information.

Stub it Right Don't Ignite

Learn about the simple and effective practices that will help prevent fires caused by improperly disposed smoking materials.

For More Information

Capital City Clean Up

Telephone

To report litter, graffiti vandalism or discarded needles, dial 311 (or 780-442-5311)

For Capital City Clean Up program inquiries, call 311

Fax 780-498-7098
Email capitalcitycleanup@edmonton.ca

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