Solid porous carbon (SPC) with micro-mesopore structures was successfully fabricated from used cigarette filters via carbonization. The morphology and structure of the as-prepared porous carbon materials were characterized using X-ray diffraction, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and scanning electron microscopy. This novel carbon material allows the removal of organic pollutants from water. The maximum adsorbed capacity of methylene blue could reach ~185 mg.g-1, which was attributed to the high specific surface area (567.7 m2.g-1) and the micro-mesoporous structure of the samples. Furthermore, when genomic stability was maintained in the solution, SPC was easily extracted. The mechanism for the fabrication of the proposed used cigarette filter is elucidated in this study.