Waste management solutions in festivals - Creamfields case study

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Nu Kleen Creamfields Music Festival August 2011 Festivals

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Festivals Case Study

Creamfields Music Festival 2011 About the Project:

Project Challenges continued:

Creamfields is the North West’s major Music Festival event and is held over the August Bank Holiday weekend each year. Hosting over 50,000 visitors in total each day of the festival, 45,000 of whom camp at the site each night. The event produced over 500 tonnes of waste over the whole weekend.

The post event clean up saw all the abandoned tents being cleared from site, along with tonnes of general waste and all the waste collected was transported to our nominated Materials Recycling Facility, where the waste was subjected to a recycling programme to ensure the maximum amount of waste was recycled or re-used. Plans are already underway for the 2012 event, where the visitor numbers are expected to increase further.

A whole range of containers and services were provided to site in the week before the event, throughout the event days themselves and after the event for the immense post festival clean up which took almost 2 weeks to complete.

Project Challenges: In order to operate safely and to ensure that the site was clean and tidy for the start of each day, our teams worked through the night on the days of the event itself, with collections being made during the early hours.

Services and Products: 40yrd Roll On Off Containers for GMW 40yrd Roll on Off Containers for Metal Waste 1100Ltr Eurobins 240Ltr Eurobins Refuse Collection Vehicles Direct Tipping Facilities

The weather also played a part, with heavy rain causing all sorts of problems for the vehicles but by using a variety of containers and vehicles, it was possible to clear site of all the waste within 10 days after the event.

GPT Waste Management Limited 14 Whitworth Court, Manor Farm Road, Manor Park, Runcorn, Cheshire WA7 1WA Tel: 0844 854 5000 Fax: 01928 571 335 www.gptwaste.com

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