Mardi Gras is over, but if you still have beads laying around and don’t know what to do with them you’re in luck.
There are several bead recycling programs in Mobile, but Krewe de Kaos in Foley now has a place for those in South Baldwin to make sure their beads won’t end up in a landfill or cluttering their house.
Krewe de Kaos launched the first year of their throw recycling project.
If you live in Gulf Shores, Foley, or anywhere in South Baldwin County you may have noticed these bins outside local businesses for your unwanted beads.
One krewe member says the idea came to her on a fishing trip gone wrong.
“My husband and I went fishing off Canal Road a few weeks after Mardi Gras ended and I reeled my line in and had a nice string of beads on there. It was kind of funny to start with, but I knew that wasn’t a good thing, said Renea Ammons, a krewe member.
The krewe says they’ve gotten a lot of great feedback about the recycling project, and plan on doing it for the years to come.
You can stop by Rouses in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, the Piggly Wiggly in Foley, L.A. Pawn in Foley, and Southern Wildlife Taxidermy.
You can drop off your beads anytime until May 31st.
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