MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) You'll soon see folks picking up recyclables along the parade route in downtown Mobile. The Mardi Gras Eco-Team will focus on Spanish Plaza and Bienville Square.
Volunteers will begin picking up aluminum and plastics Saturday, February 9, and will continue through Fat Tuesday.
Interested volunteers can either sign up online with HandsOn South Alabama at info@joinACF.org, or by calling (251) 990-6002. Volunteers will be accepted through February 6.
This is an effort by the Cleaner, Greener Events Committee led by the Downtown Mobile Alliance.
“The Committee has been exploring strategies for reducing the amount of waste from Downtown Mobile events, as well as ways to create more awareness of the benefits of being more environmentally conscious," said Valerie Kleinschmidt, Project Coordinator of the DMA.
This is the first year for the project.