Beach chairs, blankets and trash. Massive mess left after Trump’s Wildwood rally. – NJ.com

If you were in the market for a new beach chair, Tuesday night in Wildwood was the time to pick one up.

The thousands of people who descended upon the Jersey Shore town for President Donald Trump's 'Keep America Great' rally at the Wildwoods Convention Center left behind a sea of trash in the parking lot including their abandoned beach chairs and blankets after the rally wrapped up.

Rally-goers were allowed to bring chairs as they waited in line some for up to 48 hours before the event but they weren't allowed to bring them inside the venue.

Factor in the blankets they used to stay warm, and all their drinks and food they were snacking on during the long wait in the parking lot and the convention center ends up with a parking lot full of trash to deal with Wednesday morning.

Fox Park, however, where the line ended Tuesday and where crowds remained to watch Trump on the jumbotron when they couldn't get inside, was spotless Wednesday morning.

City officials said the park cleanup was the responsibility of Wildwood, while the parking lot mess was the responsibility of the convention center, which Wildwood city does not manage.

Mayor Pete Byron on Tuesday said he wasn't invited to the rally after he told NJ Advance Media he would be seeking reimbursement from the local Republican party. He had instructed all city workers to keep detailed logs of hours and expenses related to the rally. Byron did not return a request for comment early Wednesday morning.

By midday, the city announced the parking lot was cleaned up.

Some of the blankets and chairs that were retrieved are being donated to homeless shelters, according to North Wildwood Recreation and Tourism department.

Clean up begins after President Donald Trump's "Keep America Great Rally" in Wildwood, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. (Tim Hawk | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

Workers were seen throughout the day on Tuesday, picking up trash and emptying cans.

In the frigid January air, a group of men was moving about the night on Tuesday, not long after the streets and lots emptied out.

Lugging shovels and dressed in their orange and neon green vests and worn gloves, they walked about the parking lot, their eyes scanning the dark concrete beneath them, intensely focused as if a hawk had been tracking a field mouse.

The group of workers said they had been on the clock since 8 a.m. emptying the trash cans. Now, at 8:22 p.m., more than 12 hours into their shift, their efforts had accelerated. Nearby, was a small mountain of chairs along with an industrial-sized container of full trash bags.

But by daylight, most of the trash remained in the convention center parking lot.

Garbage cans that were scattered throughout the parking lot were overflowing. The fencing and big screens for viewing the rally were removed before 9:30 a.m.

There were discarded cans, food, signs, blankets and even an air mattress.

See below for more photos from the mess left behind Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

Clean up begins after President Donald Trump's "Keep America Great Rally" in Wildwood, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. (Tim Hawk | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

Clean up begins after President Donald Trump's "Keep America Great Rally" in Wildwood, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. (Tim Hawk | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

Clean up begins after President Donald Trump's "Keep America Great Rally" in Wildwood, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. (Tim Hawk | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

Clean up begins after President Donald Trump's "Keep America Great Rally" in Wildwood, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. (Tim Hawk | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

Clean up begins after President Donald Trump's "Keep America Great Rally" in Wildwood, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. (Tim Hawk | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

The parking lot outside the convention center on Wednesday morning was full of garbage. A trailer was being used to pick up abandoned chairs. Chris Franklin | For NJ.com

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