Times Square NYE Generates 50 Tons Of Trash

posted by Steve Kramer (@thestevekramer) - 

Holy crap! NYE caused HELLA TRASH!

From AMNY.com

"About 24 hours before the big celebration, sanitation crews remove 70 litter baskets in the Times Square area — a safety precaution requested by the NYPD.Then, all equipment and many of the workers have to be in place before police shut down the streets to traffic and begin cordoning off the crowd.Two DSNY deputy chiefs and 46 officers are also on head during the post-countdown cleanup.“Watching Times Square on New Year’s on TV is incomparable to actually being there,” he said. “There’s just electricity in the air.”Once the ball drops, crews get to work — even as the crowd is being dispersed.“We go into action, cleaning every nook and cranny,” Visconti said. “This is not just the middle of the block but the feeder blocks too.”Last year, workers removed nearly 50 tons of debris.“It’s rewarding to see 50 tons of debris disappear,” he said. “It’s not easy but we make it look easy.”


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