Broken camping gear is the most significant waste left after festivals. Many attendees will take advantage of cheap tents which often don't last the weekend, especially in poor weather, and therefore the tents (and other gear) are left at festival sites. This camping gear takes hundreds of years to breakdown in landfill, and tend to be too expensive and complicated for festivals to recycle.
Wallaroo has a two-pronged approach to minimizing the environmental impact of festival campsite and other events: Firstly, we offer the hire of camping gear at the best possible pricing. This will ensure that people can camp at festivals and other events without resorting to purchasing cheap camping gear which has a short lifespan. Secondly, Wallaroo can work with festivals and events to create a gear repair stall for campers who want to supply their own camping gear. Wallaroo can then repair any issues with camping gear, and empower campers to maintain their gear and bring it along to the next festival!
We work with events and participants to offer the best possible waste disposal options at Wallaroo campgrounds. This includes waste stations where recycling is separated from landfill. Where applicable, we can also provide compost bins for food waste. Wallaroo will also work with event teams and contractors to ensure grey water is disposed of as sustainably as possible. Where possible we advocate for the use of composting toilets, rather than fresh water flush facilities.
Wallaroo has a catering service available for events. As part of this, we have a variety of commitments we have made to ensure our catering service is as sustainable as possible. - We avoid single use items - When used, all single use items are biodegradable and we provide the opportunity for responsible disposal
We can't possibly cover every sustainable initiative specifically, so whatever is happening at your event that we can help facilitate, we are happy to discuss! From having a water refill station on our campground to hosting a 'refill library' and anything else! We are open to all new ideas and concepts, and will be involved as much as possible. Wallaroo Camping Hire is keen to ensure that its footprint at festivals and other events is minimal, but also that campers are able to look after the planet, so that everyone can continue to enjoy great music and the great outdoors for years to come!
Keen to learn more?
Head to the Sustainability page to learn about what else we are doing to keep the planet dancing!