See Mardi Gras' high-speed parade cleanup crew in action: Video

Sanitation Department Director Cynthia Sylvain-Lear says that her goal is "to make sure that when people wake up the next morning, it doesn't look like there was a parade the night before." In fact, she said, her 200- to 600-person crew chases immediately after parades in an attempt to clean up the route within three hours.

"When they roll, we roll," she said.

Watch as Sylvain-Lear's spectacular sanitation battalion springs into action after the Babylon, Chaos and Muses parades rolled by Thursday night (Feb. 23). The city reports that in 2016 Sylvain-Lear's team removed 940 tons of debris.