TJ supplies the wood for King George V bonfire free of charge


TJ Waste are pleased to step in to supply the wood for this year’s bonfire on King George V playing fields – free of charge – and the bonfire is set to be one of the biggest yet!

TJ supplied the locally sourced wood to the Cosham site using their fleet of modern lorries. They’ve deposited the clean wood, which is largely made up of crates and offcuts of timber, in the designated area ahead of the free event, which will take place tonight, Wednesday 3 November.

The annual event is organised by Portsmouth City Council (PCC) and this year’s festivities have been eagerly-anticipated after the 2020 event had to be cancelled because of the pandemic. 

A children’s funfair (under 12’s only) and a variety of hot food & refreshment vendors will be open from 4pm for visitors to enjoy. The bonfire will be lit at 6.30pm and the stunning fireworks display will start at 7.30pm. The display, funded and organised by PCC, will attract large numbers of people so those who are able to avoid travelling by car are advised to do so.

As well as supplying the wood for the bonfire, TJ will also be providing a waste management service for the event. Supplying  eurobins for litter, which will be dotted around the site for the public to deposit their waste during the event, and a skip where the waste will be gathered after the event. TJ will be part of the clear-up operation on Thursday, with the collected waste being taken back to the TJ’s Tipner Materials Recovery Facility for sorting, segregating and onward recycling wherever possible.

TJ endeavours to reuse or recycle up to 100% of the waste that they handle in a bid to divert as much waste as possible from landfill. All waste is processed in line with WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) protocol. WRAP’s mission is to accelerate the move to a sustainable, resource-efficient economy by re-inventing how we design, produce and sell products, re-thinking how we use and consume products, and re-defining what is possible through reuse and recycling.

TJ’s General Manager Luke Haskell said:

“We’re thrilled to be providing the wood – and a waste management service – for this event; we’re a local company, supplying goods for a local event and supporting Portsmouth City Council. It’s a community event that has been going for many years and we’re happy to be helping that to continue on for all to enjoy.”

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