Glastonbury recycling bins stacked up as 40th anniversary festival preparations get underway

April 27, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

These pictures show thousands of oil drum rubbish bins being prepared for use ahead of Glastonbury Festival’s 40th anniversary.

A total of 40,000 colourfully painted bins will be spread throughout the 900 acre site near Worthy Farm, Somerset, in June this year.

They will hold an estimated 1,847 tonnes of rubbish of which half will be recycled by volunteers working for festival organiser Michael Eavis.

A spokeswoman for Glastonbury Festival described the recycling effort as a ”huge operation”.

She said: ”The recycling at Glastonbury is a huge operation and with 40,000 bins to set up around the 900 acre site it isn’t a quick job.

”During the festival a big barn on site is taken over to becoming the recycling centre for the whole of the festival.

”This is where all the rubbish from the 40,000 bins is taken to be sorted into recyclable and non recyclable waste by a team of volunteers.”

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