Sustainability

BottleRock strives to become one of the most sustainable festivals by increasing compost, decreasing landfill waste and eliminating single use plastic.

Eliminating Single Use Plastic

 

BottleRock is eliminating all single use plastics in all areas of the festival and company offices.

BottleRock will provide free touchless water stations located throughout the festival site. 

In 2023, 185,000 single use plastic water bottles were saved from the landfill.

 

 

 

Reusable wine glass program

 

We are using reusable glasses for our delicious wine program. By using a reusable wine glass, it helps us eliminate 55,000 single use wine glasses.

 

 

 

 

 

90% Less Water Usage

 

At BottleRock, we use primarily vacuum flushing toilets.  Using these toilets uses 90% less water than traditional toilets.

Using flushable vs. traditional port-o-potties eliminates the “blue chemical” deodorizers made from formaldehyde, toxic to humans and harsh to the environment.

 

 

 

 

Transitioning to clean power

 

In 2023, we launched a partnership with Sunbelt and Moxion Power to bring 3 mobile energy storage units to the festival.
 
We work with Neste MY Renewable Diesel to have Diesel Direct‘s carbon neutral fleet of trucks deliver renewable fuel directly to BottleRock’s generators, light towers and ground support equipment.
 
Utilizing renewable diesel supports our sustainability goals significantly by reducing harmful pollutants and using 100% sustainably sourced materials.
 
We also commit to 100% LED lights for onsite lighting. Through powering 75% of our festival with non-generator-based power, BottleRock is reducing its carbon footprint even further this year!

 

Eliminating Emissions

 

Park ’N Ride
Take the Bay Area bus!
We have partnered with Busbank out of 9 cities around the bay. We have 2,900 riders to the festival. This saves as many as 1,100 cars off the road.

Free Local Transit
Take local transit – The Vine Bus! We have 2,700 riders from around Napa Valley hopping on the Vine.

Free Bike Parking
RIDE YOUR BIKE!
1,000 bikes a day are parked at BottleRock, helping keep cars off the road.

Compostables + Recycling

 

Across the BottleRock Music Festival site, we use BPI certified compostable or plant fiber beverage and service ware. All materials can be fully composted at Napa Recycling and Waste Management.

We recycle cardboard, pallets, plastic wrap, construction debris, astro turf and even wine corks.

This year we’re collaborating with Ridwell to offer recycling solutions for corks and cords/cables/wire produced during the set up, breakdown, and production of the festival.

78% off all waste from our 2022 festival was composed or recycled!

 

 

 

 

Food Donations + Closing the Loop

 

BottleRock works year-round to improve our environmental sustainability and reduce waste. This year, we introduce BottleRock Upcycle: the post-festival donations and upcycling program.

The goal of this program is to identify and collect leftover or unwanted materials and redistribute them for reuse in the Napa Valley community.

We work directly with Feeding it Forward on all perishable and nonperishable food donations. Feed it Forward donates the food to the Napa Foodbank, local school and the community as a whole.

With your generous support, over 13,500 lbs. of food and other items were recovered from BottleRock 2023 and redistributed to 20+ organizations serving Napa County’s working poor and the vulnerable population of the elderly, veterans, children, and families. This is equivalent to 11,000 meals! Thank you BottleRockers.