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PLEA TO CLEAN UP PARTIES.

THOUSANDS of partygoers across the Midlands will be feeling hung over by the early hours of New Year's Day.

But they won't be feeling nearly as sick as the thousands of street sweepers who will have the headache of cleaning up chip papers, pizza boxes, broken bottles, used condoms, cigarette ends, vomit and urine left by revellers.

In Birmingham extra street cleaners will be employed from 10.30pm onwards to cope with the party in Centenary Square.

With teams of council staff clocking on from midnight across the country, campaigners are urging everyone to spare a thought for them and use a bin.

Alan Woods, chief executive of Keep Britain Tidy, said: 'The British admit to dropping litter when drunk but said it really wound them up when they found pizza boxes and burger cartons dumped on their property.

'So why not have a thought for the poor old street sweeper and bin your trash this New Year's Eve?
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Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Dec 29, 2002
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