Volunteer to help recycle during Muses
Volunteer to help recycle during Muses
February 12, 2019

Volunteers needed: help recycle during Muses!

It’s exciting to see all of the creative ways individuals and organizations are making Carnival season more eco-friendly! Here's one more way you can get involved, and you don't even have to miss your favorite parade to do it! Help reduce Mardi Gras-generated waste that goes to the landfill without missing Muse  Fill out this form or click below to volunteer with recycling efforts led by Grounds Krewe during Muses.

Grounds Krewe, organizers of last year’s first “on the route” throw and disposable waste recycling program, are seeking 14-18 volunteers to help out with Muses this year.*

Volunteers are needed to collect 2 types of highly visible recycling bags from the public and street to load into ArcGNO and Republic Services trucks. The initiative will happen between parade start and Jackson Avenue and right after the last float of the Muses parade, but before the city cleanup effort.

When: Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 
6:00 - 9:00pm 
Where: Meet at the intersection of Jefferson and Tchoupitoulas. Vehicles will return volunteers to the meeting point after the parade exits at Jackson Ave.

Sign-up to Volunteer

More Information

  • Walk approximately 2.75 miles collecting recycling bags.
  • Lift bags that weigh from 1 - 20 pounds to someone in a truck bed.
  • Count/tally bags distributed and collected.
What to Bring
  • Gloves
  • Water
  • Backpack
  • Rain gear
  • Comfortable shoes
ArcGNO Recyclable Throw Items:
Beads, toys, stuffed animals & unused cups. Public can also hand in these items in their own bags.
ArcGNO Non-Recyclable Throw Items:
Broken, dirty or contaminated throws.
Recyclable Disposable Waste Items:
Aluminum cans, plastic drink bottles, plastic cups with recycling symbol on the bottom.
Non-Recyclable Disposable Waste Items:
Glass, paper, cardboard, food, trash, plastic bags, styrofoam, contaminated items.

Can't volunteer during Muses?

YLC Recycles seeks help with similar efforts during the Freret and Tucks parades. Learn more here!

Paradeside recycling at Muses as well as during Uptown daytime parades on March 3rd is made possible with generous support from Entergy.

*Volunteer slots are tentatively filled on March 3rd. We’ll let you know if that changes!

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