TJ takes care of waste management for Great South Run for the 8th year

TJ Waste has fulfilled the waste management contract for the Great South Run 2022, which took place on 15-16 October in Portsmouth. This is the eighth year that TJ has been awarded this prestigious contract.

The Great South Run is one of the world’s leading 10-mile runs, with around 25,000 runners enjoying the route around Southsea and southern Portsmouth.

TJ supplied 32 1,100L wheelie bins and three 17-yard Roll-On-Roll-Off (RORO) containers for the event. The bins were delivered on the Friday so that they were in place before the start of the Saturday races. The ROROs followed Saturday morning.

TJ operatives were on-site early Sunday morning to empty all the bins and to ensure everything was as it should be prior to the main event commencing.

Working alongside Colas, TJ positioned the bins and skips at points throughout the course and at Clarence Esplanade, where the 10-mile run starts and finishes. From there, the course takes the runners west along the seafront, through various parts of Old Portsmouth and Portsea, before returning to Southsea and up to Eastney with the final stretch along the seafront back to the finish line by the Pyramids.

Prior to the main event on the Sunday, three shorter runs were held on the Saturday. These are the 5k run, 2.5k junior run for 9-15 year-olds and a 1.5k mini run for 3-8 year-olds. The kids races are great for building up childrens’ enthusiasm for running and they even had the option to run in fancy dress if they wished, with prizes awarded for the best costumes. 

After the weekend’s events were complete, all the waste was taken back to TJ’s Materials Recovery Facility in Tipner for sorting, with any recyclables being extracted and sent on to the appropriate recycling facilities.

Many of the participants run for charity, whereby they sign up to raise money for their charity of choice and that charity gifts them their place in the run. This year’s partner charities include: Cancer Research UK, British Heart Foundation, Guide Dogs, Alzheimer’s Society, Breast Cancer Now, Stroke Association, Macmillan Cancer Support, The Christie Charitable Fund, Blood Cancer UK and Mind.

TJ Waste General Manager Luke Haskell said:

“This is the 8th Great South Run that we’ve provided waste management services for and we couldn’t be happier to be involved again. As one of the premier running events on the south coast, we’re thrilled that our partnership continues to thrive and pleased to report another successful event, with all aspects going smoothly from start to finish.”

Find out more about our commercial waste management service and about other events TJ has provided waste management services for…

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Luke Haskell
18 October 2022