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The Trash Was Historic, Too; Workers Pull an All-Nighter to Clear Spectators' Detritus
The Washington Post - Washington, D.C.
Subjects: Municipal employees; Public works; National parks; Litter
Author: Petula Dvorak - Washington Post Staff Writer
Date: Jan 22, 2009
Start Page: B.1
Section: METRO

On the Mall, the cleanup began at 8 p.m. Tuesday, when about 300 Park Service workers and 100 volunteers from the Presidential Inaugural Committee headed to the grassy expanse with garbage bags. Bottles, cans, wrappers, papers, gloves, hats, blankets, sleeping bags, American flags and folding chairs had been removed, and only flocks of birds were left to feast on high-protein snack crumbs.

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