Litter cost of Tour in Sheffield totalled 4.5 tonnes

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More than 4.5 tonnes of litter were collected from the streets of Sheffield after the Tour de France celebrations on Sunday.

More than 100 staff from the Streets Ahead team – which is employed by contractor Amey to upgrade the city’s roads for Sheffield Council – worked to make sure the race went smoothly.

Bosses have now thanked visitors and spectators for making the Tour a success, and for lending a hand with the clean up operation.

Robert Allen, business director for Streets Ahead, said: “We had hundreds of employees working intensively in the days and nights running up to the event and more than 100 were in action across the city on the day to ensure the Tour de France passed through smoothly.

“The clean-up operation afterwards was given a helping hand by all the spectators, who used the hundreds of litter bins and bags we provided.

“We would like to thank Sheffield for its support.”

The Streets Ahead team also surveyed the 24-mile Tour route before the event to make sure street furniture, trees and walls would stand up to the crowds.

More than four miles of road were resurfaced and street furniture was temporarily removed. These will be put back in the coming weeks.