The Salvation Army is recycling Mardi Gras beads to reduce the number of them sitting in streets, clogging drains and cluttering homes.
The Salvation Army sanitizes beads and resells them the next Mardi Gras season. Proceeds from recycled beads sells go toward Salvation Army programs in the Baton Rouge area, according to the organization.
People can drop off their extra beads at the 24-hour Salvation Army Drop Off Center, located at 7361 Airline Hwy., or at the Salvation Army Family Store, located at 10420 Coursey Blvd. between 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.