Bin for unwanted beads placed in West Monroe's Alley Park

The Twin Cities Krewe de Riviere rolled out for its inaugural Mardi Gras parade on Saturday, Feb. 8.

WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE) - In preparation for the Krewe of Janus parade on Feb. 15, 2020, the Downtown West Monroe Revitalization Group has placed a bead bin in Alley Park for all unwanted beads.

They're hoping this will keep the beads from getting into storm drains, waterways, and landfills.

The bin will be there until February 19th.

The Krewe of Klean is working to cleanup after the parades this month. The group says at their first Krewe of Klean cleanup this past weekend. Volunteers picked up 550 pounds of trash and 3 tires after Saturday's parade. You can sign up to volunteer for this Sunday's clean up on Ouachita Green's website.

Free king cake is also being offered to volunteers!