07/16/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Bonnaroo 2009: The Green, the Bad and the Ugly

As beautiful as the festivalgoers are in their mud-tattoos, bikinis and 80's sunglasses, one morning-after look around the main stages, and Bonnaroo starts to look downright ugly. Beer bottles, cups, pizza boxes and plates are strewn everywhere amidst the mud and grass, a mess that trash-pickers will spend two days afterwards picking up, in an effort that is likely to send much compostable material into a landfill pile that totaled 377 tons last year.