Balloon Fiesta clean up

Looking up at a hot air balloon

Once again we’d like to thank everyone who attended the Balloon Fiesta for their fantastic participation in the event's recycling initiative.

We placed 600 recycling bins right across the Ashton Court site for the full four days, alongside the bigger containers for the traders and stalls.

Now everything’s been sorted and weighed we had a total of just over 10 tonnes of rubbish collected, with the overwhelming bulk being packaged of for recycling. For those who like the detail this included 2,200kg of cans and plastic, 3,700kg of cardboard, 3,800kg of glass and 320kg of paper. That represents a fair old bit of cider and hot dogs.

And we’d really like to thank the dedicated team of litter pickers and sorters who’ve worked so hard returning Ashton Court to its former glory so quickly and thoroughly. Looking forward to seeing you all again next year.

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