Since the introduction of Eco-cups five years ago, the festival has made huge inroads to reduce landfill waste generated onsite. With your assistance we can continue this vital environmental journey.

Here is how:


We adopted a complete ban on single use plastic on the festival site last year. This means you will not be able to buy bottled water or juice. All drinks will be served in reusable plastic cups, cans or compostable cups and you will be able to buy branded festival water bottles on site which you can refill for free at our “hydration stations”. Free paper cups also provided at each station.


We have several waste collection points set out around the festival arena. All are clearly labelled for the three waste streams. Caterers only serve with compostable catering supplies which means:

Organic waste: food, plates, cups, cutlery and paper (all of which are compostable). Tins and plastic bottles: any drinks cans and plastic drinks bottles brought onsite General: anything else that does’t come into the other categories.

Don’t worry! The Green Team are on hand to help out. Thank you!


When buying your drinks tokens, you’ll also need to buy a £1 cup token for each person you are likely to be buying a drink for. When you get to the bar you’ll get a cup for each cup token that you hold, along with your drinks. When you go back to the bar to buy another drink, you’ll get a fresh cup for each used cup that you hand over.

At the end of the night (or at any point during the event) you can take your Ecocup back to the token booth and get your deposit back. Or you can donate your deposit to our nominated charity - Macmillan Cancer Care.

Or why not take your cup home as a keepsake for attending HebCelt? Don’t worry, you’ve already paid for it.