Recycle along the route.
Recycling volunteers will be distributing free collection bags for Mardi Gras beads along the Uptown parade route on St. Charles Avenue from Napoleon Avenue to Poydras Avenue during the Uptown day parades on February 11th, 12th, 18th, and 19th. Residents can help do their part to ease the pressure off our waste stream system by taking advantage of the following recycling options:
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- 4-5 stationary “Recycling Hubs” for cans, beads, & glass collection between Napoleon Ave and Poydras Ave.
- 8-10 stationary “Can Stations” for aluminum can collection only between Napoleon Ave & Louisiana Ave.
- Convention Center to collect beads, cans, & glass from Mardi Gras ball attendees.
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- Volunteers will distribute bead collection bags ahead of the 1st day parade each day (Feb 11th, 12th, 18th, and 19th) and follow the last day parade to collect filled bead bags.
Check back later for a list and map of all recycling hubs and can stations.
Volunteer with us during mardi gras!
The NOLA Ready Volunteer Corps is supporting several different operations throughout the Mardi Gras season, including:
- Recycle Dat - Join our pilot Mardi Gras recycling program. Volunteers will distribute bead recycling bags and staff recycling hubs along the route during weekend day parades. More information on Recycle Dat can be found here.
- Special Needs Mardi Gras Balls - Help make Mardi Gras more accessible by volunteering to staff Disability-forward Mardi Gras Balls with NORDC and People First of NOLA.
- Canvassing along St. Charles Ave - Spread awareness of resources along the route by distributing posters to local businesses and vendors on St. Charles.
- First Aid Stations - Join New Orleans EMS, the New Orleans Health Department, and American Red Cross in bringing basic first aid and crowd assistance to the parade route. Volunteers must have a current Basic Life Support certification or higher.
Sign-Up to Volunteer Here
Recycle aluminum cans to support local charities
Aluminum Can Fast Facts:
Making an aluminum beverage can from recycled aluminum reduces energy use and greenhouse gas emissions more than 80 percent compared to using primary aluminum.10
The average aluminum beverage can manufactured in the United States contains 73 percent recycled content.4
You can power a TV for three hours from the energy saved by recycling one aluminum beverage can.9
The energy saved from recycling all (100%) aluminum cans could power 4.1 million homes for a full year.5