[email protected]!zzy (@panda4good4ever) April 21, 2016
Two days after San Francisco's massive 4/20 celebration of everything cannabis and the mess, officials say, is finally cleaned up. According to Supervisor London Breed, past 4/20s have left "over 10,000 pounds of litter" in Golden Gate Park, which seems like amateur hour compared to this year's trash trove. Let's look at the numbers!
- 8,000: The estimated number of attendees at this year's 4/20 celebration in Golden Gate Park
- 36: The approximate number of Rec and Park workers dedicated to post-event cleanup
- 17,000: The number of pounds of trash left at the 4/20/15 celebration, according to San Francisco Recreation and Park Department spokesman Joey Kahn
- 22,000: The number of pounds of trash left this year
- $20,000: The amount of money SF spent on labor to clean that garbage up
- $3,500: The amount of money SF spent on "materials and supplies like portable toilets"
- $1,500: The fee SF must pay to dump all that junk
- $25,000: The additional amount needed in cleanup "staff and city services for Wednesday and Thursday," Rec and Parks chief Phil Ginsberg says
- $300: "To put [the 4/20 cleanup costs] in perspective," Ginsberg says, "we can send one kid to summer camp for a week, for free, for about $300"
Facts and figures: 22K pounds of trash left behind after 4/20 celebration; 8 people arrested, Bay City News
22,000 Pounds of Trash Left After 4/20 Smokeout: SF Park and Rec, NBC Bay Area
Eleven tons of trash left after San Francisco 420 smokeout, Reuters