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262 tons of Mardi Gras trash collected so far, Mayor says

Mayor LaToya Cantrell toted the number on Sunday and thanked several public departments
Credit: City of New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — The throw-to-trash parade pipeline is in full effect once again Mardi Gras weekend.

On Sunday afternoon, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced on Facebook that the city had already collected 262 tons of garbage before Saturday's parades.

"#ThankYou to our Sanitation Department and our Department of Public Works and Maintenance, Parks & Parkways and everyone involved in #CleanUpNOLA after every parade," Cantrell's post said.

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"They have the #CityOfYes ready to host another day!" she said.

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Mayor LaToya Cantrell added a new photo.
Credit: City of New Orleans

Every Mardi Gras, the city collects an average of nearly 1000 tons of garbage.

Last year, 46 tons of trash were found in the gutters along just several blocks of the St. Charles parade route. 

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