Guthrie continues to benefit from Mumford concert

GUTHRIE, Okla. – The city of Guthrie is still benefiting from the sold out Mumford and Sons concert last year.

The event quadrupled the population of Guthrie in it’s two day span.

Guthrie resident Lillie Cupp says “It was a blast.”

But with the good times behind them, the city found a way to continue looking ahead using the old adage, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”

Last year the Mumford and Sons concert in Guthrie left literally, tons of trash behind.

Now, some of that waste has been composted and the city is asking residents to dig in.

“This is the purest stuff that you guys can use, that anyone can use in their gardens or their flower beds at home,” said Chad Mosley, Economic Director of the City of Guthrie.

Mosley says composting tons of trash from the concert is a tribute to the City of Guthrie.

“Gentleman of the road was for Guthrie, it was to celebrate these small towns and this was their legacy piece right here,” said Mosley.

The festival recycled over 18.5 tons and composted over 5.5 tons of post consumer food, waste and compostable paper products.

“I’m glad they’re doing it instead of just like throwing it. I’m glad that they’re recycling it and using it as soil to help the community,” said Cupp.

Mosley says the compost will go towards the community for personal and public use.

He said, “We’re excited for everything that Gentleman of the Road did for us.”