Mardi Gras

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

The catch? You’ll have to go to Metairie to do it.

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.