Clean-up operation gets underway at Sundown Festival

Members of the clean up team at the Norfolk Showground after piles of litter were left at Sundown Festival. 

Members of the clean up team at the Norfolk Showground after piles of litter were left at Sundown Festival. - Credit: Supplied

The clean-up operation is underway at the Norfolk Showground to clear piles of rubbish and discarded tents left after Sundown.

The last revellers left the campsite at midday on Monday and after a weekend of partying there was a carpet of cans and carrier bags left behind.

For 2021, a £5 refundable litter bond was introduced, which was given back to festival-goers if they filled up a bin bag. 

While this filled up two industrial-sized skips, the organisers admit more needs to be done. 

Two industrial-sized skips were filled with rubbish at Sundown Festival as part of its litter bond incentive. 

Two industrial-sized skips were filled with rubbish at Sundown Festival as part of its litter bond incentive. - Credit: Supplied

A spokesman for Sundown said: "Although this is a positive first step in working with our audience to change campsite behaviours, we and our festival-goers have a lot more work to do."

The larger items are due to be cleared by Friday, with a fine pick of small pieces of letter to be completed at the weekend. 

Local charity Mandalay Wellbeing is also collecting suitable discarded tents to donate to vulnerable individuals. 

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