National Refuse Championships 2019

Written by: Jo Gallacher | Published:
National Refuse Championships 2019 will take place on 14-15 June

Waste and recycling collection crews from across the UK will once again take part in a series of gruelling races that test both strength and stamina.

The National Refuse Championships will take place on 14-15 June at Beach Lawns, Weston-super-Mare.

The charity event raised over £21,000 for the Alzheimer's Society, and the aim is to beat that total this year.

Up to 32 teams from private waste companies and local authorities will take part in the races.

Teams of five will race, two at a time, against the clock to load large wheelie bins with sandbags and push them 50m to empty into awaiting refuse vehicles.

The vehicle will move forwards in 50m strages until the finish line, with the winning team receiving £3000 worth of Center Parcs vouchers.

First place runners up will receive £1250 of Buy-A-Gift vouchers and second place runners up £1000 of Buy-A-Gift vouchers.

Teams signed up so far include last year’s winners Grist Environmental and runners up Biffa Weston and Cartwrights, plus Amey, Grundon, Faun, Dennis Eagle, Biffa Municipal, Cawleys, Bristol Waste Company, Devon Contract Waste, Pirtek, VWS, Redditch District Council and Imperial Commercials.

Members of the public are welcome to attend the event where there will be food stalls, a cider bar, love music from The Free Spirit Band and a kids zone with fun fair rides.

Imperical Commercials and DAF have been announced as event sponsors.

Alan Ellison, commercial Director at Imperial Commercials, said: “An event that brings people together from the waste sector to share knowledge and talk about good ideas is something that we are pleased to support. Building on the success of last year’s event we are looking forward to what this year holds and the opportunities that come with it."

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