Harrison County Sand Beach employees Wayne Malley, left, and Randy Tiblier, right, wade through knee high Mardi Gras bead boxes while picking up garbage in the median by the lighthouse on U.S. 90 in Biloxi on Wednesday morning. Gulf Coast cities say they vacuum up stray beads and trash to avoid having them go down sewer and runoff drains.
Harrison County Sand Beach employees Wayne Malley, left, and Randy Tiblier, right, wade through knee high Mardi Gras bead boxes while picking up garbage in the median by the lighthouse on U.S. 90 in Biloxi on Wednesday morning. Gulf Coast cities say they vacuum up stray beads and trash to avoid having them go down sewer and runoff drains. David Purdy Sun Herald File 2003
Harrison County Sand Beach employees Wayne Malley, left, and Randy Tiblier, right, wade through knee high Mardi Gras bead boxes while picking up garbage in the median by the lighthouse on U.S. 90 in Biloxi on Wednesday morning. Gulf Coast cities say they vacuum up stray beads and trash to avoid having them go down sewer and runoff drains. David Purdy Sun Herald File 2003

Where do discarded Mardi Gras beads go? In New Orleans, it’s the sewers and drains.

January 26, 2018 10:56 AM