Ness Creek Waste Audits
2017 Waste Audit
The waste audit for Ness Creek Music Festival 2017 was carried out Thursday July 13th - Sunday July 16th by a crew of hardworking volunteers and one coordinator. Post-festival volunteers then conducted the audit on the days following Ness 2017. Waste consisted of 1) compostables (processed at the Craik Bio-Refinery), 2) recyclable cans and bottles, 3) other recyclables (i.e. paper, plastics, non-beverage glass), and 4) landfill waste.
The Ness Creek staff worked hard to source compostable food service items, and ensured that all non-organics were separated from the food waste before it was taken to a composting facility. Volunteers took the organic waste to Titan Clean Energy Projects In Craik, SK where the material was added to compost windrows the company has been cultivating for several years.
Manager Michele Kiss said:
The Ness Creek staff are favourites of ours. The material we receive from the festival has almost no contaminants at all, and is an excellent addition to our composting program. We look forward to working with them next summer.
The table below breaks down the waste into each category. Recyclable cans and bottles accounted for the majority of the counted waste. Overall waste was reduced by 16.5% from 2016 to 2017 and landfill waste continued to decrease as a percentage of overall waste! Compostables and recyclables made up 87.5% of all Ness 2017 waste!
The table below breaks down the waste into each category. Recyclable cans and bottles accounted for the majority of the counted waste. Despite a greater total waste count than last year, landfill waste was reduced by 33% from 2015 to 2016!
Last Year’s Results:
In total there were 489 bags of various waste accounted for. Only 104 went to the landfill between Thursday and Sunday (This number does not include the bags of waste that were placed in the dumpsters after 8pm on Sunday July 19, or Monday July 20.). 385 bags of recyclables or compost was diverted from the landfill thanks to the diligent sorting.
Summary 2015 waste audit measured in bags of waste per waste category.