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French Quarter cleanup efforts underway following Mardi Gras festivities

cleanup efforts underway following Mardi Gras festivities cleanup efforts underway following Mardi Gras festivities
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

Carnival season has come to an end, and crews have begun cleaning up the trash-lined streets in the French Quarter, following a full day of partying.

Just hours after Mardi Gras wrapped up on Bourbon Street, workers could be seen picking up trash and other debris.

The New Orleans Department of Sanitation says up to 600 city workers, temporary workers, and contractor employees are taking part in the cleanup efforts.

The city partnered with the DDD team to clean the sidewalks, curbs, and streets in the French Quarter, as well as parade routes and popular tourists spots around New Orleans.

Crews are using traditional brooms and pans, as well large vehicles to sweep up trash and debris. They're also using pressure washing units for deep cleaning.

According to the city, The success of Mardi Gras depends on New Orleans returning the streets to normalcy and cleanliness as soon as possible after each parade.

Back in January, the city's Department of Sanitation held a job fair to recruit 150 temporary workers to help with Mardi Gras cleanup efforts.

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