Sub18 waste & recycling management protocol

Subsonic Music is putting a huge focus on tackling waste created at the Festival this year as well as on overconsumption of non-recyclable items that can potentially damage the ecosystem surrounding our beloved grounds at Barrington Tops.

This year we will again be implementing our Waste Pack system to help you sort your waste correctly.

How it works:

Upon your arrival at the main gate you will receive your Waste Pack.

Each Waste Pack contains 3 colour-coded bags:
– A GREEN bag for Compost
– A YELLOW sack/ bag for Recycling
– A CLEAR bag for Landfill

Plus, a cigarette butts cylinder for smokers.

Each bag has detailed instructions (what goes in it) to explain what kind of waste it’s for. The waste packs also contain an information flyer with basic instructions and locations of the waste collection hub zone.


What you need to do:

Sort all of your rubbish you produce at the festival into one of the three colour-coded bin bags.

Once full, deliver all your bin bags to the Waste Collection Points in the campsites (marked clearly on the map) and your recycling bag to the either the waste collection bays or the Recycling Collection Point on the way out. We have plenty of spare bags at the Platypus Playhouse (our Waste Engagement Tent) so feel free to grab more if you run out.

If you’re unsure of what item of rubbish goes into which bin, please ask someone. It’s always better to put an item into the landfill bag rather than something that you’re unsure of into the recycling or compostable bag.

Remember that our volunteers monitor each and every bag that you hand in, so please do your best to ensure that rubbish is separated correctly. Please remember to empty and wash out any recyclable items before putting it into the designated bag.


What goes in the bags:

The green bag is for compostables
What goes in: Compostable stuff only. All food scraps and organic waste. Please ONLY put organic materials into this bag as all white epi bags are going straight into the compost.

The yellow bag is for recyclables
Think plastic, metals and cardboards/papers. Yoghurt tubs, drink containers, tin cans, cardboard boxes, just like at home. Look for the recycling triangle with the number 1-7 on your plastics, any item with that triangle goes in here.

The clear bag is for landfill
So everything that isn’t compostable and recyclable. Think bits of plastic film, toilet paper, shopping bags, polystyrene and party poppers. We hope there’s not too much of this, all things contaminated go in here.

Please be respectful of our beautiful heritage listed festival site and take everything you bring to make up your campsite with you, including mattresses, couches, inflatables, tents, chairs, you name it. Take it home.

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