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After the Times Square party comes the cleanup; sanitation crews scoop up New Year's debris

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    A sanitation truck cleans the debris in New York's Times Square early New Year's Day Wednesday Jan. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg) (The Associated Press)

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    A sanitation worker sweeps up debris in New York's Times Square early New Year's Day Wednesday Jan. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg) (The Associated Press)

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    Confetti and other debris is seen in New York's Times Square early New Year's Day Wednesday Jan. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg) (The Associated Press)

Party's over. Time to clean up.

Shortly after the ball dropped Wednesday in Times Square, cleanup crews got to work.

About 40 workers from the Times Square Alliance were ready with brooms and blowers to clear the confetti paper, pizza boxes, streamers, popped balloons and empty soda bottles littered on the sidewalks and push them into the street. Alliance sanitation director Joe Costarella says once the trash was off the streets, the Department of Sanitation street brooms would drive through and suck up garbage.

Last year, the sanitation crews removed 50.84 tons of debris.

Hundreds of thousands of revelers packed the bow tie section of streets in Manhattan for the annual celebration.

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