Go Green

The Islands Folk Festival strives to be low impact and kind to the earth when it comes to how we deal with waste, water and land-use at the Festival. Our comprehensive waste diversion project and our water bottle filling initiative are just 2 examples of this.

Help us to walk lightly on the planet this summer. Bring a water bottle, consider wrapping and packaging, car pool with friends, bring your bike and offer us your ideas about how our festival can ‘think green’.



  • Any Food – cooked or raw, grease, bones, meat, fish, poultry, etc.
  • Waxed Paper & Food Containers -cups, milk cartons, burger wrapping, etc.
  • Waxed Cardboard – food supply boxes
  • Soiled Paper – pizza boxes, hand towels, napkins, plates, trays, etc.
  • Wooden Stir Sticks or Corn Starch Cutlery


  • Clean Paper – unwaxed cardboard, boxes, paper, etc.
  • Clean Metal – tin cans, lids, foil, etc.


  • Drink Boxes
  • Glass Bottles
  • Plastic Bottles
  • Aluminum Cans


  • Soft Plastic wraps and bags – straws, wrapping, cutlery
  • Styrofoam / Polystyrene
  • Disposable Diapers

* A special arrangement has been made for Used Plastic Beer Cups. They can simply be emptied and stacked upside down (on towel) for recycling. Staff can then deposit stacked batches of them with the regular RECYCLABLES.

If you require further information, please contact the Cowichan Folk Guild (250) 748-3975.

Thank you for your cooperation.