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After the parade comes the cleanup

February 13, 2012

NEW YORK — After nearly a million New Yorkers took to the streets of Manhattan to celebrate the New York Giants'' Super Bowl XLVI victory, the Department of Sanitation took on the task of cleaning up, according to The Yeshiva World.

After the ceremony, a small army of sanitation workers took over the Canyon of Heroes to clean up the pounds of shredded, recyclable paper and confetti thrown from windows and rooftops, the article stated.

According to the article, more than 300 men and women, 30 mechanical sweepers, 14 collection trucks 129 backpack leaf blowers and various other equipment were used in the massive effort.

"The department has a long-standing tradition of cleaning up after victory parades. We congratulate the New York Giants on their phenomenal Super Bowl victory, and are honored to be a part of the celebration," said Sanitation Commissioner John J. Doherty.

All recyclable materials were recycled following the cleanup, the article noted.

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