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Notting Hill Carnival: More than 300 tonnes of rubbish cleaned up - the same weight as 25 London Buses

More than 200 people worked into the early hours of Tuesday morning (August 29)

More than 300 tonnes of rubbish was cleaned up by Tuesday morning (August 29) after the Notting Hill Carnival .

Kensington and Chelsea London Borough Council's contractors, SUEZ, had more than 200 people worked from Monday evening (August 28) until 3am on Tuesday morning.

The amount of rubbish cleared up is the same weight as 25 London buses.

(Image: Nina E. Rangoy)

Among the workers included council leader Cllr Elizabeth Campbell, deputy leader Cllr Will Pascall and lead member of communities Cllr Mary Weale.

Cllr Will Pascall said: "This year's Notting Hill Carnival was different to any other, the Grenfell Tower fire was something that we all thought about.

"However, it was heartening to see the numbers of people that came to Carnival and the many who stopped and reflected at the minute's silence on Sunday (August 27) and Monday (August 28).

Crowds attend the Family Day at the Notting Hill Carnival in west London(Image: PA)

"The challenge our council officers and SUEZ recycling and recovery UK face clearing up after one of Europe's biggest street parties before people head off to work on Tuesday morning (August 29) is staggering task.

"I would like to thank all of them for their efforts.

"It is astounding that on Tuesday you would hardly know such a huge event had taken place."

Leader of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Elizabeth Campbel gives a hand in the clean up after Notting Hill Carnival.(Image: Nina E. Rangoy)

SUEZ contract general manager Gary O'Hagan said: "We have led the Carnival clear-up with the council for over two decades now and our team always rise to the challenge, working throughout the night to ensure the streets are clean for the start of the working week."

Dancers perform during the Family Day parade at the Notting Hill Carnival in west London(Image: PA)

The operation involved more than 30 refuse trucks and mechanical sweepers as well as a large motorway vehicle to wash down the roads.

During the Carnival, the council encouraged visitors to recycle their cans at recycling stations, in a joint initiative with SUEZ and Alupro called "Every Can Counts".

Used nitros oxide canisters are seen on the street as people dance at a sound system during the Notting Hill Carnival on August 28, 2017 in London(Image: Getty Images Europe)

Visitors were given a free soft drink for every five empty cans delivered to the recycling point which has proved popular with children and adults alike.

Residents in the area who need their basement cleaned following Carnival can contact the council on 020 7361 3001.

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