Friday, December 28th 2007, 12:47 PM
Over 40 tons of garbage is expected to be left by New Year's revelers this year in Times Square
After the New Year's Eve ball comes down in Times Square and all the revelers leave, what's left? About 40 tons of party hats, noisemakers, confetti and paper streamers.
A small army of sanitation workers will be deployed to sweep it all up.
The Department of Sanitation says it will have 109 workers, 16 mechanical sweepers, 13 collection trucks, 14 leaf blowers and other street cleaning equipment ready to move in as soon as Times Square is cleared of the hundreds of thousands of merrymakers.
During last year's festivities, the department spent $37,216 to pick up 42 tons