Comic-Con, with its 130,000 attendees over four days, may generate millions of dollars in revenues for local businesses, but it also manufactures close to 20 tons of trash on surrounding city streets.
That’s where the Downtown Partnership’s Clean & Safe staffers come in, tasked with hauling all that debris away, not including all the trash deposited in the center itself.
This year’s event ended Sunday at the San Diego Convention Center. Here’s how the cleanup took place:
Crowd control: The cleanup crew, with some 100 staffers working day and night throughout the event, had to navigate dense crowds with carts laden with tools. The crew covered a wide swath, between 1st and 13th avenues and north of Harbor Drive to Broadway.
“This is hands down the largest event we’ll do,” said Ryan Loofbourrow, executive director of the Clean & Safe program. “Others don’t cascade all the way into downtown the…
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