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Creamfields Music Festival


Creamfields is the North West’s major music festival event and is held over the August Bank Holiday weekend each year. Hosting over 50,000 people in each day of the festival, 45,000 people choose to camp at the site each night of the festival.


As a result of the seeing so many festival goers and campers, Creamfields produces 500 tonnes of waste over the course of the weekend.

Each year, a whole range of containers and services are provided to the site the week prior to and during the event. With so many people in attendance, the clean-up is immense and lasts almost two weeks each year. The weather also plays a big part with heavy rain causing problems for vehicles during said clean ups.


To ensure the site is clean and tidy for the start of each day, our GPT Waste teams work through the night and the early hours of the morning throughout the event weekend.


The post-event clean-up was a whole host of abandoned tents which needed clearing from the site, along with tonnes of general waste. All waste was collected and transported to GPT Waste’s nominated Materials Recycling Facility where – to ensure a maximum amount of waste was recycled and reused – the waste was subjected to an intensive recycling programme.

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