Info category — Staying Green

Staying Green


We hope you love the parks as much as we do and want to help us keep them as one of London’s favourite green spaces. We are dedicated to reducing the environmental impact of the festival and need your help to make it happen.

Bin Your Butts:

Every butt has to be picked up by hand, so it would be great if you did not flick your cigarette and put it out before you bin it.


The emissions from travelling to the festival make up 80% of the entire festivals carbon footprint (source: The Show Must go On Report, 2015).

Coach travel and public transport is much better for the environment. See the Big Green Coach pick up locations here and the best way to travel via public transport here.

Water Refills:

Tap water is free. Please feel free to refill your water bottle at the taps provided.

Three Bin System:

We have banned single-use plastic bottles and cutlery at Wireless 2021. We run a three-bin system at the festival, which means every bin station will be formed by 3 bins:

COMPOST – When you buy food from the traders at Wireless Festival, everything your food comes in is compostable so plates, cutlery and napkins can be placed in the compost bins along with the food scraps. Please make sure NO PLASTIC goes into the compost.

RECYCLE – Plastic bottles, aluminium cans, newspapers, magazines and clean and dry cardboard (no used greasy pizza boxes as these do not recycle).

GENERAL WASTE – There should be minimal left over that goes into General Waste.


All beer cups and bottles will have a 10p deposit included in the price.

To reduce single-use plastic at Wireless, plastic bottles will no longer be sold or available in any of the festival’s backstage, production, catering and dressing room areas. As an alternative Wireless will be using a new innovative 100% plant-based water bottle. This will save approximately 5,000 single use plastic bottles from being used.

These bottles will have a deposit included in the price to make encourage their return because they have to be sent to specialist facilities.  Please return your empty bottles to the bottle return points.

10 items for £1.

A full recycling bag of bottles for £5.