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!

NEW! Recycling closer to home.

We’re thrilled to announce a new partnership with Replenysh – a locally-based circularity platform with full traceability. Replenysh will capture our plastic bottles and aluminum cans, as well as others from the community, and keep them in the domestic recycling supply chain.

Using only 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 eliminate hundreds of thousands of single-use plastic bottles every year. PLEASE bring your own security-approved hydration pack, or purchase one at our onsite Ultra Merch store so you can stay hydrated while reducing our use of plastics.

Composting food waste

Food prep scraps will be collected and composted to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and re-introduce nutrients into local soil.

Donating to local communities

We’re looking for opportunities to donate construction materials and supplies after the event, to give back to our local communities and divert waste from the landfill! Contact: [email protected] if your community organization may be a good candidate for donations.

Recycling cooking oil

We donate our vendors’ used cooking oil to partners that recycle it into biodiesel, cooking oil is a valuable resource that, when recycled instead of discarded, reduces emissions from waste, reduces our dependence on petroleum fuel sources and contributes to clean air.

Shifting towards sustainable merchandise policies

Our merchandise team has requested that all vendors no-longer line their merchandise in plastic bags and has fully eliminated plastic bags for shoppers! These simple shifts will reduce thousands of plastic bags from the waste stream. Additionally, our staff will not auto-bag your swag, but will provide a paper bag upon request!

Many of our Pollution Prevention & Nature Preservation initiatives also reduce waste!