Litter pickers contemplate Glastonbury clean-up

For the past five days it has been home to some 175,000 people, but today the clean-up operation of Glastonbury Festival 2014 begins.

With the party officially over, campers have until 6pm to leave the site of the festival at Worthy Farm, Somerset, while crew and stall holders are given a week to clear their property.

The scene that greeted Glastonbury's litter picking crew this time last year. Credit: PA

Organisers said the priority for today is to get ticket holders off site before the clean-up can begin in earnest tomorrow.

A litter picking crew of up to 800 will begin to clear the huge site of rubbish, while volunteers began sifting through recycling yesterday.

Some rubbish has already been deposited at Glastronbury's recycling centre. Credit: PA

Tractors carrying magnetic strips will travel across the 1,200-acre site to pick up tent pegs while workers will carry out a fingertip search to make sure no inch of the land goes unchecked.

The mission to convert the land back into a functioning dairy could take up to six weeks.

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Glastonbury clean-up begins as 175,000 people leave site

For the past five days it has been home to some 175,000 people, but today the clean-up operation of Glastonbury Festival 2014 begins.