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NYC workers gear up for their own marathon

November 4, 2013

NEW YORK — Following yesterday's New York City marathon an endurance test of a different kind began: Cleaning up after more than 2 million spectators and 45,000 runners, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The city’s Department of Sanitation officials estimate that among the trash there will be millions of paper cups discarded by race participants, the article stated.

According to the article, the department will be using 36 collection trucks, more than 40 mechanical brooms, five dump trucks and almost 200 uniformed workers and supervisors to sweep up.

For the first time, cardboard collected after the race will be recycled, rather than thrown away, the article noted.

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