NYC crews clean up Times Square

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January 1, 2011, 3:43 pm
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(NECN/CNN) - Crews wasted no time getting to work cleaning up Times Square after the big New Year's Eve ball drop.

About 175 sanitation workers were at the ready and hit the ground running after the square cleared out.

It was a big job.

There was an estimated 40 tons of confetti, party favors and trash to clear out.

They used 23 mechanical sweepers, 21 collection trucks and three-dozen leaf blowers.
The cost of last year's cleanup job was more than $50,000.

Tags: New York City, workers , Times Square, New Year's Eve, cleanup, ball drop
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