- Associated Press - Monday, July 13, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City collected 29.6 tons of debris from Friday’s parade up the Canyon of Heroes to honor the World Cup-winning U.S. Women’s Soccer Team.

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.

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