Waste Management

Waste Management

You are the one responsible for your tidiness!


Dour Festival is a small town, founded for 5 days, in the middle of nature to gather 250 000 music lovers. 250 000 people living together for 5 days has an impact on the environment.

That is why the festival has made every effort to leave the ground you walked, danced and slept on in the same condition as when you arrived, that is: clean!

Dour Festival has reinvented itself over and over again and has evolved bearing in mind to leave the site as it was received.

Be at the festival the way you are at home: a precursor of tomorrow!




On the festival grounds, you’ll find bins in 2 colours for easier recycling! Blue for cans, plastic bottles and cups that can be recycled.

Black for everything else. If that’s not easy!

This year there will also be a sorting centre directly on the festival grounds. What is its purpose?

In collaboration with Fost Plus.




One of our biggest challenges is the tidiness of the campsite!

Our teams distribute garbage bags upon your arrival. If you have any doubts or questions about sorting, the Green Cross is ready to help you.

Are you out of garbage bags? Ask at the campsite bar or the Green Cross. In addition to the Trash Zones, which are open 24 hours a day, this year we will also come every morning to collect the garbage bags in the alleys of the campsite.

Don’t forget the 2 colours: Blue for cans, plastic bottles and cups that can be recycled and black for everything else.


Green to know:

  • We allow canteens on the festival site to reduce the number plastic water bottles. Water dispensers are also available at several locations.
  • We only use paper straws
  • Only washable dishes are used in the Crew Catering, Artist Catering, the Pro/Press area, the VIP-bar, The Roof and the Special Beers bar.
  • Merchandising and partner goodies are delivered in bulk, without plastic packaging.
  • Plastic bags are not used during the screening, but reusable boxes.
  • Most zones are equipped with recycling material.

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