To order, or for more information, call 207.699.9479

Our Team

Meet the makers

Our mission and our promise

When we founded Sidewalk Buttler in 2013 our mission was simple: get the butts off the streets! As business grew, we began to realize that we could make a serious positive impact on the environment. Every butt that was removed from the street was one less toxic butt that ended up washing into our waterways, killing wildlife and polluting our rivers and oceans.

We manufacture the Sidewalk Buttler right here in Maine! We take great pride in our product and guarantee it for twenty years. If it should ever break, just send us a photo and we’ll send you another (except for the locks and labels), no questions asked and no returns necessary.

To learn more about the origin of the Sidewalk Buttler, check out Nan’s blog post here. And thank you for being part of the solution!

Who we are

Our stories

Nan McLaughlin MPH
Nan McLaughlin retired from a 43-year nursing career in July of 2018.  Her diverse nursing background spans hospice to acute care, however her primary focus has always been prevention.  Her focus continues to be prevention, just on a more global concern: Planet Earth.
As President and Owner of Sidewalk Buttler, Nan provides leadership in office management, and sales and marketing. She writes our monthly blog and newsletter and welcomes opportunities to speak to municipalities and civic groups on the effects of toxic cigarette litter on our environment.
Nan is a joyous grandmother whose passion is to help provide a healthy environment for generations to come.
Tel: 207.699.9479
Location: Portland, ME
Mike Roylos
The Sidewalk Buttler is the brainchild of businessman Mike Roylos who was tired of seeing cigarette butts on the ground outside his restaurant in Portland, Maine.
Instead of whining about a problem, he created a solution in his free time. What emerged was the Sidewalk Buttler, the world’s first “smart receptacle” for tobacco waste. Collected butts are not only 100% recycled, but all units have the ability to actually track waste disposal totals. Since the installation of the first one in Portland in 2013, the Sidewalk Buttler cigarette recycling program has kept more than 1.2 million butts off the streets and prevented over 1.6 billion toxins from getting into our soil and water.
Tel: 207.432.4492
Location: Portland, ME

For all social media and press queries, please contact Nan McLaughlin.

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