Boston to use new bins to let smokers dispose of cigarette butts

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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