Party-goers dump 85 tonnes of rubbish on London’s streets after New Year celebrations


By Fiona Simpson

A spectacular 85 tonnes of waste and around 15,000 Champagne bottles were cleared from the banks of the Thames after one million revellers gathered to welcome the New Year.

A mass clean-up operation on the streets of Westminster saw an army of 120 people collect around 85 tonnes of rubbish left strewn across the borough.

According to Westminster Council, approximately 15,000 Champagne bottles were also gathered.

Officials called-in 50 vehicles including refuse trucks and mechanical sweepers to battle through the rain during the huge operation.

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