30 tons of trash collected in downtown San Diego following Comic-Con 2018
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Comic-Con International 2018 may be over, but the cleanup continues. Elizabeth Alvarez was live downtown on Monday to check out the city’s cleanup efforts.
Maintenance teams and ambassadors with the Downtown San Diego Partnership have been sweeping, pressure washing, and mopping up the streets in the Gaslamp Quarter. Crews have also been scraping away stickers put on signs.
Maintenance ambassadors said they take pride in making sure downtown is clean.
“So far from Wednesday to Sunday, we’ve collected 33 tons of trash, 45,000 flyers and besides all the cleaning, we still helped tourists walking around. So on top of all the cleaning, we’ve actually helped about 800 people which directional assistance” said Alanso Vivas, Executive Director of the Clean and Safe Program, Downtown San Diego Partnership.
Maintenance Ambassador Rob Montez says it brought him great pride to present a clean city to tourists. “On behalf of our coworkers, we just wanted to make it a presentable event for them so that they can enjoy themselves without having get through litter, a big mess. We wanted to make sure make it the Ultimate Experience”.