How many refuse collection trucks did it take to help clean up Times Square following that huge New Year’s Eve party? Forty-four and that’s not including the 30 mechanical broom trucks.
In a video below, New York City’s Department of Sanitation talks about how they take on roughly 50 tons of trash following the world famous revelry.
From confetti to party hats and pizza boxes and just about anything else those million or so revelers can carry end up discarded on sidewalks and streets.
In a few hours, 294 DSNY workers use those trucks along with 58 backpack blowers and 58 hand brooms to clean up the streets for New Year’s Day. Happy New Year DSNY! Impressive work, for sure.
Shortly after the ball drops in Times Square, 294 NYC Dept. of Sanitation employees will start working to clean tons of confetti and other New Year's debris left behind. In just a few hours, the Crossroads of the World will be clean!
We wish everyone a happy and healthy 2018! pic.twitter.com/Tqwa2wLnuH
— NYC Sanitation (@NYCSanitation) December 31, 2017