Campsite Recycling

Campsite Recycling

We would love to see an improvement in the amount of waste recycled in the campsites. Helping us achieve this makes a significant impact on the environmental sustainability of the event, reducing the waste sent to landfill and the energy used to make new materials.

Ten percent of the revenue generated from the sale of recycled material is donated to the Small Steps Project, a charity that supports children who live on rubbish dumps around the world.

Avoid Bringing it with You

Please give some thought to the items you bring with you. Glass, bean bags and confetti are not allowed on the festival site. As well as being difficult to clear up, broken glass is dangerous. If you bring camping chairs, gazebos or marquees and they break – please take them away with you.

Recycling in the Campsites is Easy

Collect a CLEAR binbag and a BLUE binbag from the Campsite Recycling Pens and keep them by your tent. When you clear up, make sure you separate your recycling just as you would at home and put recycling in the clear bag. Anything that can’t be recycled can go in the blue bag.

What Goes in the Clear Recycling Bag?

  • Plastic bottles (only bottles though, no other plastics, please)
  • Tin cans
  • Drinks cans
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Cardboard

Please don’t put anything else in as it slows us down when the recycling is sorted. When your bag is full, tie it up and put it in the Campsite Recycling Pen, and please take a new bag to replace it. After your recycling bag leaves the site Grist Environmental process it at their Material Recovery Facility to ensure high-quality recycling.

Everything Else goes in the Blue Bag

The blue bags are for all the things we can’t recycle, when these are full tie them up and put them in the refuse section of the Campsite Recycling pen.

In the Main Arenas

You’ll find plenty of bins across the festival site and arenas, which are all labelled either ‘Mixed Recyclables’ for plastic bottles, tin cans, drinks cans, newspapers and magazines, and cardboard, or ‘Non-Recyclable’ which is for everything else including all food waste.

Thanks for helping us to Keep Camp Bestival Tidy and Environmentally Friendly!