Festival Waste Facts

Posted: June 19, 2017 2:15 pm

festival waste infographic

Have you ever wondered what is left behind at the average festival campsite every year? As experts in waste collection, we have worked on these types of jobs in the past and through experience and research, we’ve compiled together an infographic all about festival waste.

Left behind at the festival campground every year

Every year, more than 400 gazebos, 5500 tents, 6500 sleeping bag and 3500 air beds are left behind after festivals. Don’t forget about the tent pegs, plastic sheets, tarpaulin, rolled mats and more that go with these.

There’s also leftover food, bottles and cans, plastic and cigarette butts that scatter around the campsites and festival venues.

Left behind at the after party every year

After the after party, there are all sorts left behind, including balloons, electronics, wellies, nitrous oxide canisters, clothes and costumes.

Human waste left behind every year

Festivals are iconic for their portaloos, and with over 2000 portaloos left behind at your average festival, there’s a risk to the environment if streams are contaminated with the human waste. Portaloos need to be transported and cleaned up safely and carefully to make sure that nowhere gets contaminated.

Clean-up facts

Over 800 members are part of the clean-up crew, many of which are volunteers. With all the waste already listed above that needs clearing up, the clean-up can take days to weeks to complete. A staggering £750,000 is spent on Glastonbury’s clean-up and over 800,000 million gallons of waste is collected and cleared from Glastonbury every year.

If you’re managing a festival, get in touch with us for your non-hazardous and hazardous waste solutions.


6 Facts about Food Waste

Posted: June 17, 2016 1:24 pm

Food Waste


6 Facts about Food waste

1) It’s estimated that 30 – 50% of food produced for human consumption is wasted globally every year.

2) The average family in Great Britain wastes nearly £60 a month by throwing away food, in some cases almost an entire meal a day. A family with children waste approximately £700 a year on unused food.

3) 18 – 20 million tones of food is wasted annually in the UK.

4) An estimated 20 to 40% of UK fruit and vegetables rejected even before they reach the shops – mostly because they do not match the supermarkets’ excessively strict cosmetic standards.

5) Most people will admit to cooking or preparing too much food which results in it being wasted. Careful planning would eliminate this risk.

6) The foods most commonly wasted are fresh produce such as vegetables and salad, and bakery products such as cakes and bread.



Posted: June 10, 2016 2:14 pm

Bloms Bulbs have won another gold medal at the Chelsea Flower Show for their display of Tulips making this 65 Gold Medals. The stand was proudly delivered to the show by Hornigold Haulage. Another specialist movement well completed.


New trailers

Posted: June 10, 2016 2:11 pm

We are recently taken delivery of 10 new bulker trailers and a new Scania which has been added to our fleet as it continues to grow, with further vehicles also planned for the near future.


Maintaining High Quality Fleets

Posted: December 22, 2015 4:08 pm

Within the last 2 months we have received 10 new Volvo replacement trucks and of three new tankers in order to maintain a high quality fleet of vehicles and meet the demand for our services. Further plans are also being made to extend the fleet in 2016.


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