NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 07: Mardi Gras beads adorn a fleur de lis iron fence along the Uptown parade route before the 2016  Krewe Of Bacchus parade on February 7, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images)

Now you can (legally) throw back the beads you don’t want, report says

Now you can get rid of those extra beads before they even get inside your house.

by Mary Staes | February 11, 2019

You know how you always throw those beads back at the Bacchus King Kong float, trying to catch them on the arms of the huge gorillas? Deep down inside, you know it’s illegal.

Well now, you can throw the beads back at a float for a good cause, according to a report from WWL-TV. What’s the catch? You’ll have to go to a Metairie parade to do it legally.

After an ordinance passed last week, ARC of Greater New Orleans will have a float following the end of most of the Metairie parades specifically for people to throw beads into.

The beads will help provides jobs at ARC’s Mardi Gras recycle center, where they employ people with intellectual disabilities by collecting, sorting and repackaging beads and throws.

Now you can get rid of those extra beads before they even get in your house.

Click here to read the full report from WWL-TV.

Looking for other ways to recycle beads? Check out this list of placing to get rid of your old throws here.

 

Mary Staes

Mary Staes

Mary Staes is Digital Content Lead for Very Local. She works with our freelancers and crafts content for our social media platforms and website. Before Very Local, she worked with CBS affiliate WWL-TV as a web producer and weekend assignment editor for about 4 years. She has also handled broadcast coverage for 160 Marine Reserve training facilities while she served as an active duty Marine. As a native New Orleanian, she takes being "very local" to heart. She loves being intertwined with the culture and figuring out how there are less than two degrees of separation between us all, whether we're natives or not.

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