It used to be like this.
And now it looks like this: empty ash trays and only a few. I just kept the nicer ones because they look OK on a shelf somewhere.
I stopped smoking about 25 years ago. Mr. Swiss still smokes, but at the age of 83 I do not think it would now make a difference and he is now in a senior home. My apartment is smoke free. If someone wants to smoke here they have to go in the garden or stop smoking. The other alternative is that they leave. Sorry I have no understanding for any sort of ash remainders.
Otherwise the only ash here might be from a neighbour with a bar-b-que.
Although that seems to be more smoke than ash.FDP Saturday: Ash