Cleanup efforts continue the day after St. Patrick's Day parade

DPW Trash cleanup

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A day after the fun and the pageantry, it's time to get to work.

"It's more debris. Every year it gets bigger," said John Eby with the EBR Dept. of Public Works.

Beginning at 6 a.m. Sunday, DPW crews removed tons of beads, cups and cans. If you could throw it or drink it Saturday, it was picked up.

"It's a lot of debris out here, but this is what we do. This is what we specialize in," said Eby.

All the waste Sunday was brought a few blocks down Perkins to the DPW lot on Valley St.

That was the midway point before the trash ends up in a landfill in Zachary on Monday.

And all this cleanup is a much bigger job than just what DPW is doing. In the Garden District, people at homes and businesses had anything but a lazy Sunday.

"Already, like ten garbage bags. We're just trying to get it back so we're not the junkiest place on the block," said Maria Matens, store manager at Billy Heroman's on Perkins Rd. "We're just trying to get it all cleaned up. It's just part of it. You have a big parade and a big party, you have a big cleanup."

DPW says crews moved between 18 and 20 tons of trash along the parade route Sunday.

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