Three Ways to Deal with Clean-Up After a Gig or Club Night

When you’ve thrown an amazing gig, had a huge party or put on a club night, then once people have left, you may find you have a mess on your hands. While you may have great memories of the night, nobody wants to be up until the small hours cleaning up or having to do so the next day.

Here are some ways in which you can make sure the venue is cleared up once the party is finished.

Check what the venue has in place already

Whether you’re a promoter or a band who are hiring the venue, it’s important that when you book a venue for a gig, you ensure all details of your contract are clear.

If you’re throwing an event, then you will need to look at:

  • Who is responsible for the venue’s clean-up
  • What the cleaning of the venue involves – i.e. is it just picking up trash or is it a deep clean
  • Who’ll provide the bar and catering and whether they’ll clean up their own mess
  • What time you’ll need to hand the key back – as cleanup will need to be finished by then

Many professional music venues have their own cleanup crew, and are used to holding big events, but they may charge you extra for these services and the convenience.

Call in the experts for any hazardous waste

You may not think that a simple gig or club night will lead to hazardous waste, but you may be surprised what can happen and when you may need to disinfect the premises. Instead of using the venue’s cleaners, who may not have the right equipment to deal with the mess, consider using the likes of Emergency Cleaning Solutions, who deal with all sorts of clean up operations safely and even offer odor removal.

When you are throwing an event, it’s a good idea to think about what happens when the music stops, and everyone heads home. Clean-up needs to be organized in advance so that you aren’t stuck doing it yourself or end up losing your deposit due to the mess made.

When you are booking a venue, make sure that you know the terms and conditions when it comes to cleaning up and how the place should be left, so you aren’t stuck with a hefty bill.

Try to minimize waste

Clean-up is a lot easier if you minimize the waste and mess caused in the first place. For events such as gigs and festivals, you can do this by:

  • Not allowing people to bring their own food and drink
  • Placing lots of bins and recycling bins around the venue
  • Not allowing people to take drinks outside, otherwise you end up with mess outdoors as well

Ideally, when your venue is empty, you will just want the cleaners to be able to wipe up spills and vacuum, not have to pick up lots of trash, so always make a concentrated effort to minimize the waste produced.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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