In cities around the world, after ringing in the old and ringing in the new, it was time to clear up the mess.
Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate was ground zero for revellers and they left plenty for the clean up crews though they did thoughtfully take the ‘Champagne for Sale Here’ signs.
Thousands had gathered at the German capital’s famous landmark to celebrate with fireworks and a concert, the last few leaving as the waste removal trucks arrived.
Workers also dismantled the stage set up at the Brandenburg Gate in order to reopen one of Berlin’s main traffic avenues.
More than one million people turned out on the foreshore in Sydney, Australia to watch fireworks and celebrate and they left nearly 50 tonnes of waste.
Sydney’s Lord Mayor Clover Moore praised everyone who took part: “What a fantastic effort. It just shows what we can do here in Sydney when we all work together and do so well.”
More than 350 city workers quickly cleared up the waste, 80 percent of which is being recycled.
Sydney police said 57 arrests were made overnight during the celebrations.