Equinox Provides Waste Management For Big Day Out Festival


Big Day Out Festival

Last month saw the launch of Big Day Out Festival at Maidstone, Kent and Equinox Recycling were on hand to provide full waste management coverage for the event.

Big Day Out is an exciting new family-friendly festival showcasing chart topping artists, bands and x-factor stars set in the beautiful grounds of Mote Park. It also plays host to a “foods of the world” festival, “beer, cider & ale” festival, interactive workshops, children’s fun zone, fairground, arts & crafts and more. The organisers placed an acute emphasis on sourcing locally produced food and drinks on site and involving nearby companies to cover other areas of the festival so we were thrilled to have our services requested.

Under their instructions we supplied 100 x 240 litre general waste wheeled containers to cover the event on 25th-26th June 2016 and these were then collected and disposed of at a local energy-from-waste plant. Equinox operates a strict zero waste to landfill policy so in order to maximise recycling, the waste was incinerated and converted into energy.

A festival wouldn’t be a festival without some rain and it would seem that our bins came in just as handy for supporting make-shift shelters as they did with collecting rubbish!


Equinox Recycling offers a comprehensive range of waste management and recycling solutions in Kent including zero waste to landfill. We are committed to collecting and treating our customers waste in the most practicable and efficient way to maximise recycling opportunities.

We operate with a number of wheeled container options, which are ideal for events and festivals where space is limited but regular amounts of light compactable waste are being produced.

Sizes vary from 240litre containers, which hold approximately 2-3 bags of waste up to 1100litre containers, which hold approximately 12-15 bags of waste.

No matter the size of the event, we are able to provided wheeled containers for the following waste streams:

  • General Waste
  • Dry Mixed Recycling
  • Glass
  • Food

If you are holding an event or festival in Kent and would be interested in our waste management and recycling services then please call us on 01732 355865 or use the contact form on our website.

One of our experienced advisors will be happy to conduct a free waste audit and identify how and where we can save you money. If you already have plans in place, we can suggest where improvements to your waste management strategy can be made and how to reduce the impact your event may have on the environment.

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