Three Bin System
We run a three-bin system at the festival, which means every bin station in the campsite and main arena will be formed by 3 bins:
COMPOST – When you buy food from the traders, everything your food comes in is compostable so plates, cutlery and napkins can be placed in the compost bins along with the food scraps. Please make sure NO PLASTIC goes into the compost.
RECYCLE – Plastic bottles, aluminium cans, newspapers, magazines and clean and dry cardboard (no used greasy pizza boxes as these do not recycle).
GENERAL WASTE – There should be minimal left over that goes into General Waste.
Our dedicated FBI agents (festival bin inspectors) will be engaging with everyone in the campsites about our recycling initiatives so look out for them and say hey.
This year we’re aiming for 30% of total waste to be sent to recycling and your role is key to help us achieve this by checking which bin to put your waste in and using the NiftyBin recycling points in the campsites.
ZERO WASTE CAMPSITES
You can be a recycling champion in your camp! When you get to the festival you will be given a free recycling bag, in this bag please put;
Paper, card, cans, food tins, tetra packs, cartons, plastic bottles, general plastic containers, newspapers, cardboard, beer cases
For general rubbish use your shopping bags, crisp packets plastic bags, straws, wet wipes, scrappy bits of plastic and all other rubbish. Try and minimise this as it goes to landfill or energy from waste.
When your bags are full bring them to the NiftyBin Recycling Points for your chance to win some groovy green prizes! A member of the F.B.I (Festival Bin Inspectors) can help you separate them out into all the different materials to learn about Zero Waste philosophy.
Gold– chance to win 2 x festival tickets next year – For all the recycling champions out there! Bring back your clear bag of recyclables and a bag of non-recyclables to sort into the different NiftyBins.
Silver– Reading merch bundle – bring back a bag of mixed recyclables and sort at the NiftyBins and a bag of non-recyclables
Bronze – Co op tokens to use off site – bring back any bag or any unwanted camping equipment / food to the recycling points