Truck is a three and a half day extravaganza for thousands each year however it is our responsibility as a festival to ensure we are working to maximise the ways in which our event makes a positive impact, whilst reducing the negative impacts on Hill Farm, the environment and the community.
Here are some of the things we do and ways you can help ensure Truck is a sustainable and responsible festival!
Climate Change continues to be the biggest threat to our planet. At Truck HQ we are committed to reducing our impact on the environment and lowering our carbon footprint.
We encourage you to use Public Transport or Car Share as much as possible. Truck has an abundance of good rail networks closeby along with a local bus route that brings you within a short distance of the festival site.
There are regular shuttle buses to and from Didcot Parkway throughout the festival weekend.
We know that some of you will need to drive to Truck but if you can share a lift with another festival-goer or better yet get a car full of you, we can reduce our carbon footprint.
Only bring what you can take home with you! Pitch Village offers budget friendly, pre-pitched tents to help tackle single use tent purchasing.
If you are planning to bring your own tent please take it home with you.
A particularly common misconception is that tents left behind at festivals are packed up and donated to those in need, sadly, this is a myth. Each year, an estimated 250,000 tents are left at music festivals across the UK, of which the majority are taken to landfill. The average tent weighs 3.5kg and is mostly made of plastic – the equivalent of 8,750 straws or 250 pint cups.
But you can help: once again we are teaming up with the AIF and the Take Your Tent Home Campaign encouraging you all to take your tent and belongings home.
Waste and Recycling Points are provided within all campsites, our campsite managers also provide rubbish bags to keep your area clean and tidy. Please respect Hill Farm, we are only here for a weekend and our aim should be to keep our impact to a minimum
Please use our bins and don’t drop litter on the floor, Truck Festival is situated on a working farm and we aim to protect the natural habitats, ponds, streams and hedges that line the event site. We have a dedicated team of litter pickers who work throughout the festival and afterwards to leave the farm as we found it.
Cigarette butts and filters do not biodegrade and their fibers can take 10-15 years to break down. Each one has to be picked up and we’re yet to find anyone who enjoys this job, please use the bins available or bring a portable cigarette pouch.
In 2023, All unused trader food to be donated to the Oxford Food Hub (trader food salvaging) ensuring all the food from this year is distributed to over 200 charities and community groups across Oxfordshire.
There will be no glitter or bio-glitter available at the festival this year. We are also asking all festival goers not to bring any.
Please bring your own refillable bottle to Truck as drinking water is provided throughout the festival site, so there is no need to bring large amounts of bottled water with you.
We recognise that as a festival we need to reduce our demand on water sources, our aim is to leave no lasting impact on Hill Farm and support water conservation where possible. All shower times should be no longer than 4 minutes and we ask that you ensure taps are turned off when not in use to avoid water wastage as much as possible.
All plastic straws and bottles are banned across all bars, traders and back of house. All food traders packaging and cutlery will be certified compostable, including paper and cardboard cups, wooden cutlery and stirrers and paper straws
We are now all aware of the damage micro-plastics have on the environment and the oceans. There will be no glitter or bio-glitter available at the festival this year. We are also asking all festival goers not to bring any.
Please bring a reusable water bottle, as there are taps provided throughout the festival site
2022 saw a new use of hybrid generators and GreenD + HVO being used across the site, the lowest emission diesel replacement fuel available. LED lighting will be used across the site with most production lighting other than some specific effects.
New for 2023
NEW for 2023 are our Hybrid generators. We’re using specially hybridised generators to reduce the amount of fuel that is used across the full site at Truck Festival.
Alongside this, we have made several key power specification efficiency improvements, and have cut fuel emissions by 90% through the usage of 100% HVO fuel.
Our Truck Production team are also working hard to ensure we are working hard behind the scenes to reduce our environmental impact:
For 2024, we are introducing the following initiatives: