Waste management solutions in festivals - Creamfields case study
GPT Waste Management Limited GPT Waste Management Limited is the UK’s leading independentprovider of waste management solutions to both the public and private sector. Festivals Case Study Creamfields Music Festival 2011 Client: Nu Kleen Location: Creamfields Music Festival Date: August 2011 Sector: Festivals
Creamfields Music Festival 2011About the Project:Creamfields is the North West’s major music festival event and is held over theAugust Bank Holiday weekend each year. Hosting over 50,000 visitors in total eachday of the festival, 45,000 of whom camp at the site each night, the eventproduced over 500 tonnes of waste over the whole weekend.A whole range of containers and services were provided to site in the week beforethe event, the event days themselves plus the immense post festival cleanup, 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 ofeach day, our teams worked through the night on the days of the Event itself, withcollections being made during the early hours. The weather also played a part, with heavy rain causing all sorts of problems for thevehicles but by using a variety of containers and vehicles, it was possible to clear site of allthe waste within 10 days after the event.The post event clean up saw all the abandoned tents being cleared from site, along withtonnes of General Waste and all the waste collected was transported to our nominatedMaterials Recycling Facility, where the waste was subjected to a recycling programme toensure the maximum amount of waste was recycled or re- used. Plans are alreadyunderway for the 2012 event, where the visitor numbers are expected to increase further.
List of Services: 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 ✓
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