Soulard has a recycling program for all your bead. I know I have bags of beads from years past. I wear the big fancy one again. But the traditional beads just stay in a bad in a storage bin somewhere. Guess it would be nice to give them a second chance at another parade.
Stlmardigras.org encourages you to drop off your beads in a bucket at one of the following location;
St. Louis Earth Day - Recycling Extravaganza
Soulard Farmers Market
Joanie's and Joanie's To Go
Great Grizzly Bear
Here's what a store in New Orleans is do to give their beads a second life.