Why are balloons and confetti prohibited on outdoor City property?
Confetti is small pieces of some material, often plastic or metal, which are designed to be scattered or thrown. Confetti used outside is difficult to collect for disposal and becomes litter, decreasing the aesthetic quality of our community. When confetti is made of a non-biodegradable material, such as a metal or plastic, it becomes a long term health and environmental issue.
Balloons are lightweight and often filled with a lighter-than-air gas. This quality makes it easy for balloons to escape collection and become litter, often floating on water or through air a far distance from the site of their original use. For this reason balloons are common litter found even in remote areas.