AWM to provide waste management for Leeds Festival 2019

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Associated Waste Management (AWM) has joined forces with Dublin-based events specialist Ryans Cleaning Services to deliver a waste solution for Festival Republic at Leeds Festival 2019.

The three businesses have aligned objectives and AWM will be supporting Festival Republic to reduce the use of single-use and on-the-go items and encourage reuse and recycling by providing a sustainable zero waste to landfill solution.

AWM to provide waste management for Leeds Festival 2019The joint initiative commences with the rollout of a waste management contract for Festival Republic at Leeds Festival 2019. The Bramham Park-based event, which opens its gates today (21 August) for early bird ticket holders, will accommodate up to 80,000 revellers and generate waste throughout the event period, which will all be managed onsite, before being sorted and recycled at AWM’s nearby material recycling facility in Stourton, South Leeds.

AWM will utilise the latest recycling technology and environmentally-friendly vehicles, all compliant with the soon to be introduced Leeds Clean Air Zone, to manage the waste. Now part of the growing Beauparc Utility Group, Leeds-based AWM has sites throughout Yorkshire which will further reduce Festival Republic’s carbon footprint.

An onsite team has started work with the delivery of dedicated collection bins to help segregate waste into compost, recycling and minimal general waste. This joint strategy has been developed between Ryans Cleaning and AWM to provide the most efficient and effective solution of the changing face of festival environmental management.

Chris Noonan, AWM Contract Manager, said: “We’ve seen a change in the public’s behaviour towards waste in recent years as a result of the increased focus on climate change and calls for positive action. Our business is built on eliminating waste and ensuring environmental sustainability through recycling and energy recovery.

“We want to expand that strategy into as many aspects of society as possible so, with that in mind, this joint initiative is an opportunity for us to do our part to allow festival-goers to enjoy themselves while also having the resources available to do so in an environmentally sensible way. We want to continue encouraging people to be proactive and pledge to maintain progressive headway year on year.”

You can find out more information on AWM on the company's website.