About the National Refuse Championship
The National Refuse Championships is an annual celebration of the people who collect our waste and recycling. It’s an opportunity for these men and women, to meet and compete with colleagues from all across the UK in a test of strength and stamina. It gives us the chance to show our appreciation for the important work they do and raises money for The Alzheimer’s Society.
How do they race?
There are heats throughout the day with over 30 teams competing. Each heat comprises two teams of five people racing simultaneously; loading wheelie bins with bags of sand before pushing them 50m to empty into awaiting refuse vehicles.
The process is repeated twice as the trucks move towards the finish line. The races culminate in a semi-final and final to determine the winner and runners-up.
Are there prizes to be won?
The winning team will be crowned the National Refuse Champions 2023 and given a trophy.
The winning team receives a trophy and £3000 worth of Centre Parcs vouchers. First place runners up receive £1250 of Buy-A-Gift vouchers and second place runners up are given £1000 of Buy-A-Gift vouchers.
A family event, the National Refuse Championships (NRC) is free to members of the public to spectate. There are fun rides for young children, as well as hot dog, burger and drinks stands.
There will be a raffle on the day, including a prize of a hot air balloon ride for 2 people and NRC merchandise will be available to buy, with all proceeds being donated to the Alzheimer’s Society.
Fancy entering a team?
If you work in the waste management sector and would like to enter a team for this event or next year contact our Event Organiser Hannah on
Tel: 01453 899131 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
In aid of Alzheimer’s Society
Until we find a cure, Alzheimer’s Society will be here for anyone affected by dementia – wherever they are, whatever they’re going through. It is essential that we all raise awareness, and of course, funds, to finance research into this debilitating disease and support the affected individuals, family and friends.
To help all of us working to support Alzheimer’s Society, please donate what you can through our JustGiving page, by clicking HERE