The benefits of outdoor ashtrays include cleanliness, convenience and appearance. They give cigarette smokers a place to dispose of cigarette butts and ash outdoors, especially since most establishments do not allow smoking indoors.
Outdoor ashtrays greatly reduce littering and cigarette butt waste. Upon contact with water, cigarette butts can leach chemicals such as arsenic, lead and cadmium into the marine environment. Outdoor ashtrays are also easily accessible and usually placed in convenient locations for smokers. In addition, outdoor ashtrays also keep cigarette waste away from public view. There are many types of outdoor ashtrays, such as ash receptacles, ash urns, wall-mounted outdoor ashtrays and outposts.