Become a champion of event recycling

Public events are inevitably going to generate large volumes of waste, so planning how you will encourage your visitors and supporters to recycle is important. Whether it’s a sports match, a concert or festival, encouraging recycling at your event will not only help the environment, but it could also help to reduce your landfill tax and portray a positive environmental image to your visitors.

clear bins with multiple waste streams at an event

Similar materials are commonly produced at all events including aluminium, plastic bottles, glass, food waste and paper.


Location is a key component when it comes to increasing your recycling rates. It’s a good idea to place your event recycling containers in high footfall areas such as points of entry and exit, near food stands, seating areas and near restrooms. Ensuring that your recycling bins are both highly visible and accessible will prompt passing users to throw their waste away correctly. Don’t forget to also supply general waste containers alongside your recycling containers as this will help to prevent cross contamination.

Stand out from the crowd

It’s important you choose recycling containers that are distinctive and highly visible - even in a sea of people! Brightly coloured receptacles are more likely to be seen and therefore more likely to be utilised. It may not be a good idea to include too many words or images on your bin’s signage as people may become confused and decide just to toss their rubbish into any old container. By using clear, concise imagery and text, your visitors will find it easier to make the right decision within seconds. You could also personalise your event recycling bins with your company logo to promote the environmental consciousness of your organisation and leave a positive impression on visitors.

Convenience is key

To increase the chances of recycling, you need to make the process super easy and convenient. Mixed recycling containers make recycling uncomplicated for your visitors and supporters as they don’t need to worry about separating their recyclable waste further. All of your plastic bottles, glass and aluminium cans are able to be stored in one single container prior to collection. Why not create the ultimate recycling station and use coordinating waste containers!

Don’t use restrictive openings

Specific stream apertures are often useful in the right environment but at a busy, transient event – not so much! In the pressures of heavy crowding and excitement, people may not take the time to drop their waste in the correct container so use bins that feature large open tops to allow people to throw in their waste on-the-go.

Design features of Glasdon Jubilee™ 110 Mixed Recyclables Bin

Glasdon Jubilee mixed recyclable bin with a reduced aperture

Self-coloured plinth made from Durapol®

Clear, colourful graphics and aperture

Glasdon best seller

Collects a range of recyclable material

Design features of Nexus® 140 Mixed Recyclables Bin

Nexus 130 mixed waste bin next to a vending machine

Self-coloured plinth made from Durapol®

Swing lid for convenience

Large Capacity

Easy to empty

Design features of Nexus® 240 General Waste Container

Nexus 240 general waste and can recycling bin

Self-coloured plinth made from Durapol®

Collects large volumes of waste

Great for high footfall areas

Perfect addition to any recycling scheme for non-recyclables

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If you wish to find out more about event recycling solutions contact us today by calling 01253 600410, by email on or chat with our team using the live chat features below.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

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