New York City sanitation workers in the 66th Street Transverse staging area are thanked by departing parade goers as they prepare to begin cleaning operations.
As the crowds along Central Park West start to thin, the Department of Sanitation's (DSNY) equipment and personnel move in.
Mechanical brooms sweep up the confetti left by the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade along Central Park West.
Hand brooms and mechanical leaf blowers are used to push debris off the sidewalk and onto the street where a mechanical broom will gather it up.
At the end of the parade route sanitation workers wait with hand brooms and leaf blowers for the last of the parade to pass.
Litter left by parade goers is swept off the sidewalk into the street, where a mechanical broom will gather it up.
A mechanical broom operator receives instruction from a sanitation department officer.
75 sanitation workers and 15 officers from the New York City Department of Sanitation cleaned up more than 40 tons of debris from the hundreds of thousands of spectators lining the route of the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
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