TJ to undertake waste management for Oktoberfest Portsmouth


TJ Waste will undertake the waste management for Oktoberfest Portsmouth, which will take place in Portsmouth’s Guildhall Square on Saturday 30 October.

We were selected for the contract based on our competitive prices, reputable fleet and professional service offering. We always strive to deliver a service that is exceptional and seamless in every way.

We will provide two 35-yard, roll-on roll-off skips to the site, where all the waste generated on the day will be collected for end disposal. We will deliver the skips to the site a few days before to ensure they are correctly positioned well ahead of time. 

Oktoberfest is the world’s largest beer and folk festival. It traditionally takes place in Munich, Germany, from mid September and lasts 18 days. The event has attracted an international following – each year millions of people descend on Munich to attend.

During the festival, giant tents capable of holding thousands of revellers are erected and over 6 million litres of beer is drunk. Bavarian music plays in the afternoon and often gives way to more modern pop music in the evening.

Oktoberfest began in 1810 to celebrate the marriage of Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese of Sace-Hildburghausen. The royal newlyweds deemed the party so great that they wanted to repeat it every year and so Oktoberfest has been celebrated in Munich every autumn since then.

Many other cities across the world hold Oktoberfest-style celebrations based on the Munich event. Oktoberfest Portsmouth is a local one-day spin-off event that was established in 2016.

At the end of the event, TJ will remove the skips and take them back to our Materials Recovery Facility in Portsmouth for sorting to ensure as much of the waste as possible is recycled or reused. All recyclable materials will be directed down the most appropriate routes to ensure complete efficiency.

TJ is dedicated to diverting waste from landfill and endeavour to recycle up to 100% of the waste they handle. They have established recycling routes for a wide range of materials from the standard card, paper, metal and plastic bottles, to the more tricky materials such as rubble and hard plastics. We are always working behind the scenes to find new ways to recycle the materials that have proved difficult in the past. Any materials that cannot be reused or recycled are directed down the Energy from Waste (EfW) path wherever possible.

TJ processes all materials 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 Waste General Manager Luke Haskell said: “This is an exciting event to be providing essential services for; it’s a global event that many cities around the world get involved in. We’re pleased to be providing on-site skips as well as waste disposal services and we look forward to delivering a smooth and exceptional service from delivery to collection, ensuring the experience is completely hassle-free for the client.”

Read about other events that TJ has provided waste management services for and find out more about the skip hire and waste management services on offer…