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Sydney's iconic fireworks by the numbers

AAP logoAAP 31/12/2016 Dan McCulloch

SYDNEY NEW YEAR'S EVE FIREWORKS BY THE NUMBERS:

* 7 tonnes of explosives (with a gross weight 30 tonnes)

* 12,000 shells, 25,000 shooting comets and 100,000 individual pyrotechnic effects

* 19,000 fireworks "cues"

* 18 shipping containers of equipment weighing 120 tonnes

* 70 tonnes of sand

* 60 skip bins

* 2400 lighting effects on the Sydney Harbour Bridge

* 60 kilometres of wiring and cables

* 1000 staff and 300 volunteers

THE AFTERMATH:

* 60 tonnes of waste

* 650 extra rubbish bins

* 350 council staff

* $300,000 clean-up bill.

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