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After Gasparilla: Bead disposal sites, cleanup details

Posted at 5:35 AM, Jan 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-26 06:17:11-05

TAMPA, Fla. — After the Gasparilla invasion, more than 300 volunteers will be along the streets of Bayshore Boulevard picking up the mess left behind, and you can help!

Starting at 9 a.m. Sunday morning, volunteers will gather on Bayshore Boulevard to remove litter and debris from the parade route. 

They'll collect trash and debris until 12:30 p.m.

All volunteers are asked to wear closed-toed shoes and bring a reusable water bottle.

The group "Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful" says last year they picked up more than four tons of trash.

Click here for more information on the event.

And when it comes to those beads you'll collect, the City of Tampa is asking everyone to drop them off at one of the following locations:

If they're placed in curbside trash or recycling, they'll tangle in the equipment and possibly cause damage.