“It’s 9am Monday morning and you’ve had an amazing time with friends old and new, and all you want to do is pack up and get on the road. So what do you do? You decide to leave one of your tarps that ended up having a whole in it; the camping chair you brought that has been destroyed by a neighbour and the garbage that scatters your camp site. You’re too tired and you just want to get home to have a shower.”
If this sounds like you, or someone you know who is coming to Resonance, please pre-plan so this doesn’t happen! Because if you don’t clean up, that means someone else will have to and that just isn’t fair. They’ve had the same experience you have; so please follow this simple list of things you can do to help us help you have a great time and be able to do this all over again next year!
1. As soon as you set up your camp site; put together a garbage and recycling station. Let your friends know which bag is bottle recycling and which bag is for garbage. As soon as one is full, tie it up and bring it to one of the many recycling/garbage stations around the venue for staff to collect.
2. When the sun begins to beckon you out of your tent each morning and you can see the debris left from the night before; have a 1 minute clean up party with your camp site! Get everyone to help grab a few pieces of garbage and place them in the appropriate bags (personally, I always liked to get pals to do this when there was already some drinking involved. They are much more likely to help out then).
3. If you plan on sneaking out nice and early on Monday; try to clean up as much as you can on Sunday night. But please try to reserve 5 minutes or so in the morning to pack everything up and leave no trace.
We will be trying our best to keep the garbage and recycling areas nice and clean throughout the whole festival so we would appreciate it if you worked with us and made this a smooth clean up for everyone 🙂
Have a great party and keep clean!