Watch CBS News

Women's Soccer Parade Produced Over 29 Tons Of Debris In NYC

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) -- The parade to honor the World Cup-winning U.S. Women's Soccer Team in the Canyon of Heroes Friday produced 29.6 tons of debris.

New York City officials said Monday that the Department of Sanitation was able to recycle 7.6 tons of paper.

The amount of trash collected was slightly smaller than other recent New York City parades.

The 2012 parade to honor the New York Giants produced 34 tons, while the 2009 Yankees parade created 56.5 tons.

The parade to honor the women's team culminated in a ceremony at City Hall. All of the players received keys to the city.

The march drew tens of thousands of people, including many young girls who cheered wildly for the first all-female team honored with such a parade.

(TM and © Copyright 2015 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2015 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.