This week, the series travels to Citizens Bank Park in South Philly for Game 3 on Monday.
The Highways Department started preparing to pick up literally tons of trash last week.
A crew will stand by to scour the streets if necessary
After the Phillies won the World Series in 2008, city cleaners picked up 40 to 50 tons of trash from the parade.
The trash that fills the streets after a win tends to be mundane: potato chip bags, food wrappers, and beverage cans. But it’s “certainly more focused,” Scott said.
A 26-year veteran of the city’s health department, Scott has seen some of the biggest sports celebrations. He has his four hot spots in need of serious cleanup this week.
“Around City Hall. South Philadelphia. Northeast Frankford and Cotman. And Main Street Manayunk,” he said.
The goal is to return the streets to their pre-festive state or better, Scott said.
As the crowd recedes, sanitation workers storm the streets with hand-held trash blowers, mechanical road sweepers with large rotating brushes, and trash compactor trucks. Destroy the “Flasher Truck” to dump water on the street.
The city will stage equipment and crews at key locations approximately one hour before the game begins. A hygienist is waiting.
“We’ll probably ramp up our headcount… hoping they win,” Scott said. We will be ready.”
Eagles 2018: An unimaginable amount of trash
Scott said the Super Bowl parade after the Eagles’ 2018 win was “monumental,” even compared to the Phillies’ last World Series victory. He was in charge of cleaning.
“When I got to Ben Franklin Parkway, there was knee-deep trash,” he said. “When I was walking down the street, there was garbage up to my knees.”