Catch Mardi Gras Throws, But Throw Away Your Trash

Mardi Gras is a beloved tradition that the people of Louisiana look forward to celebrating each year. The music, food, parades, and costumes — all are representative of our state’s cultural vibrancy. What Louisianans don’t look forward to is seeing the aftermath of the revelry — the litter. Whether you are street side or on neutral ground, it’s not cool to leave your trash behind.

What can you do to put the green back in Mardi Gras? Here are a few ideas:

  1. Pack a bag for your throws and a bag for your trash. Take your trash with you until you can properly dispose it in a receptacle.
  2. Organize a post Mardi Gras cleanup to keep litter from clogging our storm drains and entering our waterways.
  3. Donate your beads! Prevent beads from entering our waterways and landfills. You can donate them to groups like ArcGNO Mardi Gras Recycle Center (MGRC).

Laissez les bons temps rouler! Let the good times roll, but remember….pick up your trash and keep Louisiana beautiful.