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Department of Environmental Protection

FAQ

How much is the penalty for discarding cigarette butts?

In accordance to Article 27, Waste Disposal Act, the following acts are strictly prohibited within designated clearance areas: the spitting of phlegm or betel nut juice or fiber, discarding of waste paper, cigarette butts, chewing gum, fruit or the skin, pit or juice , or other general waste. In any of the above-mentioned circumstances, a fine between twelve hundred to six thousand New Taiwan Dollars shall be imposed.