Program allows smokers to vote with their butts

BOSTON (AP) — The city of Boston is trying to rid the streets of unsightly cigarette butts by placing special receptacles in high traffic areas that will allow smokers to vote on a simple question.

The butt receptacles, with two disposal holes each, will be placed in seven areas of the city.

Each is decorated with a question that has two possible answers.

For example, one butt receptacle asks smokers: “Which superpower would you want?” Smokers can deposit their butts in an opening for “Flight” or for “Invisibility.”

The receptacles, which are costing the city about $3,000, are part of the Neat Streets program. They will be installed later this month and residents are encouraged to tweet their own suggestions for questions at #NeatStreetsBos.

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