County lauds woman for picking up 10,000 cigarette butts in one month

Woman removes 10,000 cigarette butts in 1 month from shoreline

in Community/Featured/Headline and

San Mateo County Health System is lauding a Millbrae resident who “picked up over 10,000 butts in just 1 month.”

In fact, the do-gooder, identified as Lydia, broke her own record with this feat. She reportedly “takes it upon herself to pick up cigarette butt litter off the ground when walking her dog along Coyote Point,” the county says.

“Thank you Lydia for helping to keep San Mateo County clean,” SMCHS reported on Facebook.

Also did you know? If you need a reusable pocket ashtray, you can get one from the county for free by emailing Environmental Health Services at

Photo credit: San Mateo County Health System