Brain Garden started as a grassroots endeavor & grew into a global movement, becoming a leader in tobacco waste product reduction strategies & disposal, & the premier distributor of custom branded Reusable Pocket Ashtrays in the world. 

You can find our Pocket Ashtrays all over on the planet, & if you can’t find a red pin near you on the map below, let us know & let’s make magic happen!

Check out our mini doc made by Daniel J Pierce of Ramshackle Pictures. Shot on location at Diversity Festival distributing Bass Coast Festival Pocket Ashtrays to a BUTT load of awesome humans.

Brain Garden Pocket Ashtrays prevent wildfire, protect ecosystems, & are made of recycled materials.  Our reusable Pocket Ashtrays utilize an airtight seal that suffocates smokables while locking in odour & contents. Smokers can simply drop in their lit butt & snap shut.

Cigarette butts are made of a non-biodegradable plastic called cellulose acetate & are literally toxic waste that start fires! They leach chemicals into our soil & water, waste millions of taxpayer dollars in litter cleanup & wildfire suppression, & are often mistaken for food by small children & animals.

Click Here to learn more about the devastating effects of tobacco waste

Many thanks to Simon Haiduk for helping create our first Wildfire Prevention & Education Pocket Ashtray!

Click Here to see hundreds of other Pocket Ashtray Designs

Pocket Ashtrays are an effective educational outreach tool that encourage a sense of responsibility & respect.

Pocket Ashtrays:


  • Cigarette litter
  • Litter of all types
  • Disrespectful behavior
  • Water contamination
  • Risk of fire
  • Stress


  • The environment
  • Money
  • Time & energy
  • Wildlife & children from poisoning


  • Revenue
  • Site / event longevity
  • Green image
  • Positive social impact
  • Global exposure
  • Valuable partnerships
  • Awareness
Buy in stock pocket Ashtrays here (email us for bulk pricing & custom branding quotes)

Yes, it’s true, cigarette butts can now be recycled, so never empty an ashtray into the trash again! Please participate in our free BUCKS for BUTTS campaign by Brain Garden & The Kootenay Planeteers Recycling Society. Collect Tobacco Product Waste (TPW- ciggy butts/roaches/packaging, etc – see pics below) at home, at work, & at events. Give your BUTTies an airtight Butt Bucket to collect their TPW. Or you could even organize Butt Pickin’ events with our support. Then simply send the butts to our friends at TerraCycle using our Free Shipping Label !!! <— Click me for label!

Thank you all so much for your support, especially our NO TOSSED BUTTS volunteers (sign builders/land owners/Pocket Ashtray distributers) & our supporters like Wayside for the sign printing, Cloverdale Paint, & The Regional District of the North Okanagan for awarding us with the ReThink Waste grant! Huge thank you shout outs to our artists, Adam DigaBoo Bradley at Truespin Media for our new Bucks for Butts logo, & Patrick LaMontagne for the TPW forest fire art.


“Jack and Sarah volunteered with my Green River Collective crew and worked tirelessly handing out pocket ashtrays and setting up a cigarette butt recycling program spreading a new consciousness to the festival. As a result we have a cleaner festival, a healthier river ecosystem and we spend far less hours picking up cigarette butts. To any community faced with a cigarette litter problem I would recommend the approach of handing out pocket ashtrays to smokers with the message of making positive choices for a cleaner, healthier environment”


The Shambhala Green River Collective

“The City of North Vancouver has been very pleased with the success of the Pocket Ashtrays. The feedback we have received from residents and users of the product has been amazing. The product is very light weight for people to carry, easy to dispose of the content, and no smell.”


City of North Vancouver

“Thank you VERY much for producing and sending us the pocket ashtrays earlier this year. I cannot overstate the major positive impact having these pocket ashtrays has made on Surfrider’s ability to connect with and improve the cigarette butt litter here in Southern California.”


Surfrider Foundation – San Diego Chapter
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Please join us on our mission to eliminate cigarette litter & its damaging effects on our environment!

We are a family run business based in beautiful Lumby/Vernon/Silver Star, British Columbia, Canada.

To order pre-printed Pocket Ashtrays, design your own custom branded Pocket Ashtrays, or learn more about our cigarette waste recycling & litter prevention campaigns around the world, feel free to text/call us or send us an email …

Phone: 1-250-938-4202