Waste Reduction

Here’s what we’re doing to reduce waste at its source and how you can join us in managing your waste responsibly!

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Recycling right

Look out for the Clean Vibes color-coded waste stations and follow signage to properly separate trash and recyclables. Beer & soft drinks in aluminum cans, as well as plastic water and sports drink bottles, should always be recycled at Ultra. Have a chat with our “trash talkers” to learn how to recycle right and reduce waste destined for landfill!

Shifting toward sustainable foodservice wares

Hungry? Our plastic and styrofoam FREE food vendors got you covered! All Ultra food vendors have switched to sustainable, backyard compostable foodservice wares… eliminating all styrofoam, plastic and bioplastics!

Refilling to reduce

Water stations will eliminate potentially hundreds of thousands of single-use plastic bottles. PLEASE bring your own security-approved hydration pack so you can stay hydrated while reducing our use of plastics.

Rescuing food and supporting communities in need

Our volunteers will collect any rescuable food from vendors and catering after the festival to support Miami Rescue Mission, our partnering local homeless shelter. This reduces greenhouse gas emissions from food waste in landfills. No food left behind!

Composting food waste

Non-rescuable food waste from vendors and catering will be assessed for possible composting opportunities. Should it qualify, it will be collected and transformed into compost to further reduce carbon emissions and re-introduce nutrients into local soil.

Exploring turning trash into treasures

Bye Bye Plastic Foundation will perform our first-ever circularity assessment to find opportunities to reuse and repurpose materials, including but not limited to plastics!

Donating to local communities

We’re looking for opportunities to donate furniture, decor and construction materials after Ultra, to give back to our local communities and divert waste from the landfill!

The below Pollution Prevention & Nature Preservation initiatives also reduce waste!

Using responsible production effects

We’ll still give you quite the show, but we’ll continue doing it using close-proximity pyrotechnic alternatives and without balloons, confetti or streamers, as these can pollute the grounds and waters surrounding the festival.

Kissing loose glitter goodbye

Glitter is a micro plastic that is virtually impossible to ever remove from the grounds and almost never biodegrades. Do not bring loose glitter to the show.