2020 Mardi Gras Recycling Initiative
Through the Mardi Gras Recycling Initiative, YLC Recycles works to make Mardi Gras season greener and more environmentally sustainable for future generations of New Orleanians.
In 2016 alone, 940 tons of waste was collected off the streets during the carnival season. A significant amount of this material is discarded or neglected single-use items that could easily be recycled or reused. The waste poses many environmental hazards and is costly to clean up.
Where and When:
Krewe du Vieux – Saturday, February 8
Marigny/French Quarter, New Orleans
Collecting plastic, aluminum, and paper recyclables only (no beads)
What to look for: x-frame recycling receptacles placed along the route
How it works:
Paraders and party hosts sign-up to request an X-Frame to collect their Krewe du Vieux recyclables in.
YLC Recycles will coordinate pick-up and drop-off opportunities to collect your X-Frames prior to the parade.
YLC Recycles will have three locations around the Krewe du Vieux route for you to drop-off full recycling bags.
YLC can collect your recyclables after the parade to ensure success with your recycling efforts.
Interested in volunteering to ensure Krewe du Vieux stays green? Sign up via the YLC Website to join us at the parade from 5:30-9:00 PM.
Krewe of Cleopatra – Friday, February 14th
Uptown New Orleans, New Orleans
The Krewe of Cleopatra is the first-ever krewe to offer on-float recycling. There will be two shifts to help set-up the riders for success.
Thursday, February 13th: volunteers will help onboard and install recycling and trash bags on floats.
Friday, February 14th: volunteers will collect recycling bags from riders as they disembark from the floats at the end of the parade.
Contact the YLC Recycles team at firstname.lastname@example.org.