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WATCH: Tonnes of rubbish bulldozed from Electric Picnic site

Michelle Hogan

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Michelle Hogan

WATCH: Tonnes of rubbish bulldozed from Electric Picnic site

Picture credit: Ed Rice.

A huge amount of rubbish, tents and sleeping bags were left behind by thousands of people at Electric Picnic in Stradbally at the weekend.

A massive clean up operation got underway on Monday after 55,000 people brought home brilliant memories, but many left their personal belongings behind.

Some charities including Portlaoise Action to Homelessness and Feed Our Homeless were able to salvage tents and sleeping bags but there was tonnes of rubbish and camping gear in good condition left behind.

Watch the video below by Ed Rice which shows the extent of the clean up.

The shocking amount of rubbish left behind has been a huge talking point online.