Updated August 08, 2020 by Brett Dvoretz

The 10 Best Smokers Stations

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This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in November of 2018. Whether you own a business or apartment building or don't like to smoke in your home, a smokers' station is a great way to manage cigarette butts and prevent litter. Our list comprises models constructed from durable, all-weather materials and includes everything from commercial-grade choices perfect for commercial premises to space-saving designs ideal for a patio or backyard. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Rubbermaid Metropolitan

2. Justrite Cease Fire

3. Forte Products Cigarette Disposer Receptacle

Editor's Notes

August 06, 2020:

Whether you agree with the habit or not, one thing is certain, if you don't give smokers a place to dispose of their butts, they will wind up on the floor. You can help ensure your entrance, lobby, patio, or any other area you are concerned about doesn't wind up being an eyesore by placing one of these smoker's stations in it.

If you simply don't have any floor space to spare, you will want to look to the Aarco Wall-Mounted and Alpine Industries All-In-One, both of which attach to vertical surfaces. They also both offer a sturdy metal construction, however the latter is lockable to thwart vandals who might want to tamper with it. Though the Aarco might not be lockable, it does come in silver or gold, which some may feel makes it more attractive.

We think any commercial location would do well with the Rubbermaid Metropolitan, which also offers a sturdy metal construction and is lockable. Business owners will appreciate the wide, weighted base that makes it very stable, and its flip-top lid that allows for quick and hassle-free emptying.

Since many smokers don't fully extinguish their butts, it can be important to get something designed to do that for them, such as the Justrite Cease Fire, Forte Products Cigarette Disposer Receptacle, Commercial Zone Outpost Site Saver, Commercial Zone Patio Outpost, and Eagle 1205. These all restrict the flow of oxygen to the contents to starve potential embers of fuel.

If you want to kill two birds with one stone, you can get the Rubbermaid Smoking Urn or Safco Ash And Trash. Both of these eliminate the need to also place a garbage receptacle in the area, as the former is available in a configuration with a rubbish opening, while it comes standard in the latter.

November 19, 2018:

Litter from cigarette smokers can be an issue for myriad types of properties. To answer to the various commercial and residential needs of consumers, we included models made with steel, polyethylene, and chrome, with tough finishes that can fend off bad weather and rust. Ranked the Forte Products Receptacle and Rubbermaid Metropolitan highly due to their exceptional construction, unobtrusive designs, and generous capacities, and added the Alpine Industries All-In-One for areas with limited space.

Special Honors

Lavex Janitorial 40-Inch Smoker Pole If you need something discreet, the Lavex Janitorial 40-Inch Smoker Pole is a good choice. It is an unobtrusive and compact design, yet still offers a 1,000-butt capacity, and its stainless steel construction can withstand years of exposure to the elements without degrading. Its 10-pound weight base should keep it nice and stable, too. webstaurantstore.com

4. Commercial Zone Patio Outpost

5. Rubbermaid Smoking Urn

6. Aarco Receptacle

7. Safco Ash And Trash

8. Alpine Industries All-In-One

9. Commercial Zone Outpost Site Saver

10. Eagle 1205


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on August 08, 2020 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.


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