GREEN BAY - Downtown Green Bay is once again trying to keep cigarette butts out of the area.
The city is bringing back its Keep America Beautiful Cigarette Litter Prevention Program for a second summer.
The plan is to clean up the cigarette butts left behind by those smoking outside in the Washington Street area.
Part of the plan includes "Ash Butlers." The devices look like a regular cigarette disposal but are smaller and easier to use.
Pocket ash trays will also be handed out.
Mayor Jim Schmidt says there will also be increased enforcement in the area.
"This is littering and it is also a danger when you throw your cigarette butt out so we are going to provide reciprocals to put the cigarette butt in," said Mayor Schmitt. "We are going to increase enforcement down here over the next 8 weeks. Definitely writing warnings but possibly going to citations if we don't see cooperation."
Police say that if you are caught littering in downtown you can get a fine of $177.
The Cigarette Litter Prevention Program will take place for 8 weeks.
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