Glastonbury 2013: The big clean-up in numbers


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As thousands of Glastonbury festival-goers pack up their tents today they will wade through fields of litter, not mud.

It will take six weeks to get the site back to a fully-functioning farm, and in the meantime 1,300 recycling volunteers will help to pick up the discarded bottles, cans and packets left in the 900 acre site.

Glastonbury clean-up in numbers

6 weeks to clean up the 900 acre site

5,487 toilets to take away

1,300 recycling volunteers to clear up the site

15,000 oil drum bins to be emptied

160 skips on the site to be emptied

£780,000 estimated cost of disposing all the rubbish left at the festival

Roughly 6,500 sleeping bags, 9,500 roll mats, 3,500 air beds and 400 gazebos were abandoned in 2009

863.32 tonnes of waste was recycled in 2008, including:

193.98 tonnes of composed organic waste

40 tonnes of chipped wood

54 tonnes of cans and plastic bottles

41 tonnes of cardboard

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