Groups cash in on trash cleanup at IMS

 

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Several groups once again cashed in on cleaning up the remnants of race day through an annual invitation from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

As day broke Monday, the sun revealed widespread remains of the party that was in the infield and stands during Sunday’s Indianapolis 500.

For about a decade, officials have offered an opportunity to pick up trash to non-profit organizations, church groups, schools and others. The volunteers are paid donations based on how much ground is covered the day after the race.

The tradition has grown to require a waiting list for groups interested in pitching in to clear the trash left by hundreds of thousands of fans.

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