Recycling 'a big part of the Glastonbury clean up'

1 July 2009 — 2:00 PM

The party ended on Sunday night

As the Glastonbury Festival came to a close at the weekend, festival organisers began to start the unenviable job of cleaning up the site.

However, a spokesman for the group charged with the task of returning Worthy Farm to its status as an idyllic country field in Somerset has said every precaution will be taken to ensure this is as green a project as possible.

According to Andy Willcott, the man who oversees the cleansing operation, volunteers and paid staff members will get rid of most of the waste within the first week and then a "finer litter pick" will begin.

"The priority is not sending waste to landfill and recycling as much as we can. The majority of waste is removed after the festival," he explained, "It will be looking a lot better after two weeks."

As part of Glastonbury Festival's Love The Farm, Leave No Trace initiative, event organiser Michael Eavis claims to keep things as green and sustainable as possible.

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