Environmental Issues

At Purbeck Valley Folk Festival it is our policy to reuse and recycle as much as possible to avoid over-consumption of resources. It has been a part of both our production and construction planning to reuse materials. In the last two years we invested more and more on reusing and recycling materials, decorations, equipment and all other infrastructures. A lot of our materials for decoration and children’s craft activities come from Dorset Scrapstore.

Since 2015 we have reduced our carbon footprint in having storage on the festival site, so no travel costs.

We look to source our tradesmen, materials, suppliers and equipment from the local area where possible.


Please recycle, we will supply you with a black bin bag for general and clear re-cycling bags when you arrive at reception.

What can I recycle? It’s just like a home collection glass plus anything with a recycle mark on it, plastic, tin, cardboard, paper etc.  Its fine all mixed together in the clear bags.

Please use any clear bags, and ask a steward for more if you need them.  We cannot open black bags, it’s not practical.  We have collection points in every camping field and throughout the festival site.

To be extra helpful please leave them next to the large bins just before you leave the site.