PASADENA (AP) — Pasadena officials estimate the Rose Parade festivities left behind 50 tons of trash, five tons of cardboard and 3,500 beverage containers.
City spokeswoman Ann Erdman tells the Los Angeles Times a team of 80 workers swept through the parade route Monday night and Tuesday morning cleaning up the mess. Crews had earlier picked up discarded furniture and cleared the streets of safety hazards such as fire pits created by campers immediately after the parade.
Not to be outdone officials estimate the Rose Bowl game produced another 50 tons of trash, 30 tons of cardboard and 100,000 beverage containers.
Erdman says the workers manned 10 dump trucks, eight backhoes, four street sweepers, three packers and six pickup trucks. The city also used four contract street sweepers.
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