Litter reduction

August - December

Haig Park Experiments are installing unique and playful "ballot bins" at existing bench locations to reduce cigarette litter. The bins feature a sign that asks a question and offers two to three answers over three separate receptacles, prompting the user to "vote" with their cigarette butt. Testing of this concept in the UK led to large decreases in cigarette litter.

Place plan theme: Infrastructure
'To enhance the function and use of the park.'

August - December


Cigarette butts are frequently found in Haig Park around seating areas. This may be due to a lack of bins resulting in litter.

A creative strategy to address cigarette litter can result in improved amenity and attractiveness of Haig Park.

Favourable outcomes

Less cigarette litter around seating areas and improved public perception of the park.

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This experiment will be updated as more details become available.

‘Litter reduction ’ news

Litter reduction / Litter reduction update
Wednesday, 28 August 2019 .
The butt bin infrastructure has arrived. The two bins have been installed in the Braddon end of Haig Park and feature fun, topical questions. The litter will be recycled through TerraCycle. For more information about Ballot Bin, head to

Litter reduction / Ballot bins update
Monday, 01 July 2019 .
The ballot bins have been ordered from the supplier. There have been some unexpected delays with shipment. The bins will be installed in key locations as soon as they arrive.