Cigarette butts

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by garlar55, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. garlar55

    garlar55 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    I have 4 bank branches I maintain. One of the things they want me to do is clean up cigarette butts on a weekly basis. This would be quite time consuming as I am a solo worker. Is there a battery powered vacuum that would make this task a bit easier and quicker, or any others ideas you guys have.
  2. Michdeere

    Michdeere LawnSite Member
    Messages: 90

    I use a Billy Goat vac at my branches. This is my second one, I bought them both used for less than $250 each. They work great for butts...
  3. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 37,804

    100 gal PTO-driven shop vac tied into the truck with a 150' 2" hose.
  4. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,746

    Do you have a picture of your so-called contraption.??
    Before I will accept the concept to this novice, I need to see it!!
    I am not saying it won't work but just curious of the improvisation. Must be engine driven!!or have you rigged it to your lawn mower.
  5. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 37,804

    Don't have one...but would like to try to fabricate it.
  6. johnsonslawnmanagement

    johnsonslawnmanagement LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 908

    Cigarette butts aren't such a problem at the banks we do, it's more ATM reciepts! We usually hit the banks before opening on Mondays and it's almost like snow from the weekend. Usually a bucket full at the least.
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  7. johnnybow

    johnnybow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 157

    Stihl vacum shredder. Great investment. Really good for vacuming leafs out of river rock too
  8. eco.lawns

    eco.lawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 183

    I hope your charging accordingly so you can pay for any disease you catch from touching them. I suggest gloves
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  9. johnsonslawnmanagement

    johnsonslawnmanagement LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 908

    Smoking is a digusting habit. If I were a cop I would pull a pit manuver on any car I saw throw out a butt.
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  10. Green Feet Lawn

    Green Feet Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 226

    We have a customer that has employees who always flick their butts into the snow banks. When the snow melts, they are still there. Hmmmm they don't just melt with the snow.

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