Liverpool waste firm Gaskells oversees Cheshire festival clean-up
Carfest North takes place at Bolesworth Castle and last year Gaskells separated and recovered 120 tonnes of waste over the three days
Liverpool waste management company Gaskells Waste Services is gearing up to provide all the waste and recycling services for Carfest North, for the fourth year.
The three-day festival takes place at Bolesworth Castle in Cheshire at the end of July and raises valuable money for Children in Need and other children’s charities across the UK.
With the issue of waste at festivals remaining high on the agenda, Gaskells are pulling out all the stops once again to make sure as much of the rubbish generated at Carfest North is recycled, along with trying to educate and inform festival goers about the importance of recycling and sustainability.
This year, 20 recycling points will be set up across the site, with custom-made bin toppers labelled with clear instructions on what goes into each bin. This is to increase the on-site segregation and also to get people to really stop and think about where their rubbish goes.
Gaskells has offered to present a session with all the traders ahead of the festival and very clear signage will be in place back of house.
With more than 5,000 camping spots this year, the firm will be handing out recycling packs to campers as they arrive which contain different coloured bags and clear instructions on what goes where, along with information on how everyone can help make Carfest North greener.
This year also sees the return of Gaskells Waste special character bins. General Waste, Gary Glass, Poppy Plastic, Candice Can, Freddy Food, Willie WEEE and Carla Cardboard which form a ‘treasure hunt’ across the site, and provide answers to questions on seven different waste streams..
In 2018 Gaskells sorted, separated and recovered 120 tonnes of waste over the three days, with special on site segregation. All the waste was then brought back to its materials recycling facility in Liverpool to be processed.
Commercial director Denise Banks said “We’re proud to be supporting Carfest again this year as it raises money for such worthwhile charities. By recycling more, the waste costs to the festival are reduced which means more money goes to the charities.”