YLC Recycles and ARC of Greater New Orleans are continuing our exciting initiative aimed at reducing waste during Mardi Gras parades in 2019 and WE NEED YOUR HELP! A team of volunteers will distribute two types of labeled recycling bags to the public before and during the day parades. One bag will be for cans and plastic bottles and the other for Mardi Gras throws. Members of the public who accept the bags with our instructions will be asked to turn them in at one of six stations or leave them on the route for pickup by our trucks and volunteers following the parade.
We need YOU to be a Mardi Gras Superhero -- one who saves our storm drains from the perils of unwanted beads and our landfills from excess trash.
Volunteers will be walking around a several block radius from an assigned station handing out bags to parade-goers and explaining their purpose prior to the parade. While the parade is rolling, volunteers will be collecting bags and recycling, monitoring them for contamination, and providing information on the project to interested paraders. If the parade concludes before the end of the shift, volunteers will also be taking the collected bags to the recycling truck, which will be rolling right before the fire truck at the end of the last day parade.
After registering, you will receive an e-mail with further details, but please do send a quick heads-up to firstname.lastname@example.org to alert us that we have a new volunteer!