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In The News | February 05, 2014

Clean-up begins after Seattle’s big party ends

Adren Washington cleans Seattle streets every night.

"They make a mess, we clean it up,” he said.

But after Super Bowl Sunday, he predicted, Wednesday night would be different.

"I knew once they came home, there was going to be a big party," he said.

People who came to the biggest party in Seattle history - estimates range somewhere around 700,000 people - brought their Hawks pride and they brought their trash.

“The floats went. Police followed that. And we had a recycle truck, a garbage truck and 10 people running the route,” said Kevin Kelly / CleanScapes Spokesperson.

The day clean-up crew alone picked up more than one ton of garbage and recyclables.

The crowds were so thick, the day shift had to call off their work for several hours. Now Washington begins the night shift.

"This is another part of the 12th Man,” said Washington.

And the 12th Man's trash is telling. They drink a lot of coffee. They refuel with both expensive coconut water and McDonald's hamburgers. They love Skittles - and they love the Seahawks.

"We're just happy to be a part of this special day,” said Kelly.

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