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Post-Canada Day cleanup underway

Crews were busy in the downtown core Wednesday morning, working to erase the evidence of Tuesday's Canada Day festivities.

Crews from Lafleur de la Capitale Inc. had been cleaning up for hours.

You may not have noticed them on Canada Day, but Eric, who was was sweeping on Wellington told CFRA they were hard at work then too, emptying trash cans and trying to keep on top of the garbage and recycling.

"It's a lot of work," he said. "There's a lot of stuff that you have to pick up, but there's a night crew that did it too, so they picked up a lot of stuff, plus we were working all day yesterday, picking up everything, changing garbage to make sure it didn't overflow, get too gross."

This is Eric's first year of post-Canada Day clean up, but he said he was told the streets were a lot cleaner this year than last.

Still, he said they had a lot to clean up.

"Just all the little pieces of paper, beer cans, you know, whatever is left over that they missed last night," he said.

On Parliament Hill, there was double duty. Lafleur crews were cleaning up the garbage, while others contracted by Heritage Canada were tasked with taking down the tents, signage and the giant stage.

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