Shrewsbury Folk Festival – looking after where we love to be!
Making Shrewsbury Folk Festival as sustainable as possible is a key priority for us – please join us in our quest to reduce waste to landfill and look after where we love to be.
One of the main ways you can help us it to take your rubbish home and recycle it there. These days we are struggling with the sheer volume of waste generated at the festival. Thank you for your support.
However, we will aim to recycle the majority of the plastic, cans, glass, cardboard and paper generated at the festival. This year we hope to build on our success to achieve even better separation and to send even less waste to landfill from the festival.
There will be bin sets in the arenas as well as in the campsites for you to use for the following:
- Food, plates, napkins, wooden cutlery
- Non-recyclable stuff like crisp packets, nappies etc
At your camp – think ahead and keep your recycling separate from your rubbish – bring your own recycling box with you to keep it organised as you go along! Please help us by taking as much rubbish home with you as possible.
There will be a paper/newspaper recycling point at the festival shop.
If you are bringing a dog with you, please bring bags and use the dog poo bin near gate 2 rather than the recycling bins. It upsets our recycling team – thank you!!
PLASTIC, GLITTER, BALLOONS AND SKY LANTERNS
Please bring your own reusable drinking container that can be filled from the numerous water points. Pint cups and bottles will be on sale in our Merch tent in the food village.
If you wish to use glitter, please ensure it is biodegradable and please don’t use balloons or sky lanterns with open flames.
IN THE BAR
Moongazing Hare Bars runs a reusable cup system – you pay a deposit which is refunded when you return it. Cups are washed and reused. You’re welcome to use your own tankard!
We do not supply water in plastic bottles and have replaced individual plastic milk pots with stainless steel jugs. We only use wooden cutlery, compostable cups and paper plates.
Our food traders do not use polystyrene food boxes, single use plastic plates, cups or cutlery. And plastic straws aren’t allowed.
LEFT OVER CAMPING EQUIPMENT, GAS BOTTLES AND CARTRIDGES
Do not leave unwanted camping or other equipment behind. We have no way of disposing it.