We stay on Midsummer Common for three days following the event, making sure we leave it tidier than we find it.
  • We’ve got a recycling rate that rivals Cambridge City Council, one of the best Councils in the country for recycling.
  • We recycle, cans (up to 10,000 cans a year), plastic and cardboard/wood.
  • We’re hoping to start recycling food waste from the Crew kitchen this year, by donating vegetable waste to a local Community Allotment for composting.
  • We’re trialing compostable rubbish bags for bins and litter picking.
  • We emphasise local acts on our stages to minimise vehicle use.
  • We introduced a No Paper Programme for 2022, instead our Programme will be available on-line as a free app.
  • The ever popular Scarecrow Corner is a generator free zone and will be featuring a solar powered stage and a solar coffee bus.
  • NO glass bottles are allowed on-site. There are glass recycling points at the entrances.\ We used to recycle 3 TONS of glass each year…
  • NO sales of Helium filled balloons on-site.
  • We discourage the use of single use plastics on-site, including food serving items
  • We’ve introduced a deposit return scheme for glasses from the bars and discouraging the sale of water in plastic water bottles. Water points are provided on-site.
  • We’ve increased the use of recycled/re-used/upcycled materials for our decor; plus, lots of our decorations, entrances and other art are recycled, reused or repurposed year on year.

Well, it’s not Strawberry Fair’s most glamorous job, but someone’s got to clear up and recycle after the party.

We need willing bods from Thursday before the Fair to the Wednesday afterwards to help set up, clear up and pack up for possibly the quickest, slickest and greenest litter picking and recycling operation in the entire universe.

To get a warm fuzzy feeling from boldly going where most fairgoers fear to tread, contact our Green Guru and Master of the Bins, Ian, through environment@strawberry-fair.org.uk to find out what’s involved.

We collected over 10,000 cans in 2013. Can you help us do better?

Many thanks to Greenhams and Travis Perkins for giving us very generous discounts on our rubbish bags and sacks; you guys have really gone above and beyond.

Strawberry Fair needs your old/unfashionable/megapixelly-challenged phone. Don’t throw it in a bin or leave it lurking in the back of a drawer, give it to us… ..and we can turn it into actual fun by the magic of recycling.

You can drop off your old ones off at these awesomely fab pubs, run by Steve and Hayley, long-time supporters of Strawberry Fair: The Portland, The Alexandra Arms, or at The Urban Larder – well worth a visit even if you’re not weighed down by obsolete portable communications devices.

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