MINNEAPOLIS - The cleanup efforts are underway in downtown Minneapolis.
Those who live and work along Nicollet Mall will soon have their space back.
The Super Bowl Host Committee is hoping to wrap things up by the end of the day on Friday, but says it's possible that work will go into the weekend.
"We'll do this as quickly as we can," committee CEO Maureen Bausch says.
The streets around the Minneapolis Convention Center are expected to be back open by the end of the day on Monday.
However, 8th Street near Nicollet Mall will likely be closed all week.
"We're using 8th Street to get the stage out," Bausch explains.
Most of the equipment that was used for the Super Bowl Live event in downtown was rented, which means it can be reused for another national event.
A few of the signs and window decals will also be reused, but most will have to be recycled.
"You may have seen some of the wraps on buildings, skyways and etcetera, those will just be recycled," said Vice President of Operations and Logistics Kyle Chank.
The "Birke Bridge" will also be reused. Committee members say it was the first priority among workers Monday morning, because it's scheduled to make an appearance in Wisconsin next week.
"They're going to use it for their big annual race," Chank explains.
The garbage and recycling companies that were hired for the Super Bowl will also stay on until the cleanup efforts are over.
The committee made a point to hire companies that are focused on composting first in hopes of keeping as much garbage as possible out of the landfill.
"We really wanted to take those extra steps," Chank says. "Anything we can do to give back and make it useful in the community is something we want to do."
Committee members are also using the city's camera system to make sure they leave no stone unturned.
"We want to leave the city better than we found it," Chank says.
Leftover hats, mittens and jackets will all be donated to local charities, along with all the leftover food and drinks.
Committee members are also compiling a list of notes and suggestions that will be given to organizers of next year's Super Bowl in Atlanta.