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Almost 85 tonnes worth of waste left in aftermath of New Year's celebrations

The world's first multi-sensory fireworks display in London for New Year's Eve. Photo: PA

London's 11-minute firework show to celebrate the New Year was followed by a four-hour clean-up.

An army of 120 council workers blitzed streets around Big Ben and the London Eye in the early hours. They collected an estimated 85 tonnes of rubbish - enough to fill 15 double-decker buses.

The clean up begins in central London after the New Year celebrations. Credit: PA

Hundreds of thousands of revellers crowded on to bridges and along the Thames embankments to watch the pyrotechnics.

They left a legacy of glass bottles, drinks cartons, cans, plastic bags and even a chandelier. Scotland Yard reported 100 arrests, many for drunkenness.