Groups Cash In On Indy 500 Clean Up

By Emma Koch
By Chance Walser

Groups Cash In On Indy 500 Clean Up

May 27, 2013 Updated Dec 2, 2013 at 4:23 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (www.theindychannel.com) -- Now that the Indy 500 is over, eager clean up crews tackled tons of trash Monday left behind by thousands of race fans at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

From the stands to the infield, countless beverage cans and bottles were strewn about the brickyard.

The seemingly daunting task pays handsomely for non-profit groups and schools who don't mind picking up garbage. Each group is paid based on how much ground they cover, IMS officials said.

Some of the groups have been on a two-year waiting list to get the opportunity to remove furniture, toilets, food and forgotten clothing from the speedway.

Crews were expected to arrive at the track shortly after sunrise.

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