Leave Nevada Beautiful’ is our network of Burner-friendly authorized trash, recycling, and RV grey/black water servicing facilities where you can legally dispose of your waste on your way home after the Black Rock City event! 

This growing network has been in operation since 2007 and has effectively given participants many options for disposing of their event-related trash and recycling. As the event continues to grow, there is a small, yet significant, portion of people who do it wrong and unfortunately dump their trash at uninvolved locations such as rest stops, RV parks, hotels, convenience stores, or worse — in front of people’s homes. This is a terrible insult to our neighbors and an absolute disgrace to the Burning Man community. It is also illegal, and if you are caught, can result in a $2,000 fine for littering and a run-in with local law enforcement. To be clear, dispose of your waste at these authorized Leave Nevada Beautiful locations or take it all the way home with you. 

Beware: While you may encounter other “private enterprises” along the highways willing to take your trash for money, we cannot vouch for their standards of operation. Sometimes these private enterprises do a great job and provide a community service, but some operators have left all of their trash behind at their site after taking your money. No trash should ever be on the ground, it should all be going directly into a dumpster.

Trash & Recycling Only Locations

Waste Management — Stead Transfer Station (Trash & Recycling) 

13890 Mt Anderson, Reno NV • (775) 972-9160 

Tue Sat 8 am4 pm •$25 min. per cubic yd. • recycling no charge/no buybacks 

Waste Management — Fernley/Churchill Transfer Station (Trash & Recycling)

1100 US Highway 95A, Fernley NV • (775) 329-8822 • Tue-Sat 8 am4 pm • 

Closed for lunch 12 pm12:30 pm • $26 min. per cubic yd. • recycle no charge/no buybacks

Rabbit Traxx Truck Stop — Mini-Mart (Trash & Recycling) 

580 Patterson St., Cedarville CA • (530) 279-2022 

24hrs Sat 8/28 – Wed 9/7 • $5 per kitchen size bag, $10 per 35 gal., $15 up to 55 gal., $15 bike recycling • free recycling (please clean, sort, unbag recyclables before deposit) • hazardous waste prohibited 

Trash Only Locations

Waste Management — Lockwood Regional Landfill (Trash) 

2700 East Mustang Rd, Reno NV • (775) 329-8822

Closed Labor Day • Mon – Fri 8 am4:30 pm • $35 min. per cubic yd. (additional charges based on type of waste) 

Waste Management — Commercial Row/Sage St. Transfer Station (Trash)

1390 E. Commercial Row, Reno NV • (775) 326-2416 

Open Labor Day • Mon – Fri 7 am-5 pm • Sat – Sun 8 am-4:30 pm • $35 min per cubic yd. 

Recycling Only Locations

Waste Management / Recycle America — Reno Recycling Center (Recycling)

1390 E. Commercial Row, Reno NV • (775) 326-2381 

Closed Labor Day • Mon – Fri 8 am4:30 pm • free recycling • no buybacks • charges for electronics and CFLs (cash or check only) 

RV Dump Greywater & Black Water

Pyramid Lake Marina & Campground

2500 Lakeview Dr, Sutcliffe NV • (775) 476-1155  

24 hr credit card kiosk $10 dump station (must have hoses and elbow before payment) 

Love’s Travel Stop

825 Commerce Center Dr, Fernley NV • (775) 575-2200  

24 hrs • $10 grey and black water (must have own hose) 

Golden Gate Petroleum

1055 S. Rock Blvd, Sparks NV • (775) 358-7400  

5 am9 pm • $8 grey and black water • propane available • no potable water 

TA Travel Center

200 N. McCarran Blvd, Sparks NV • (775) 359-0550

24 hrs • RVs and 55-gallon drums acceptable • $5 greywater and black water 

Modoc District Fairgrounds 

1 Center St, Cedarville CA • (530) 279-2315  

24hrs • $5 trash per 13 gal. • $10 trash up to 55 gal. • free recycle • free greywater • $10 RV dump • $20 RV hookup • $5 bike recycle • $10 dry camping • $5 showers • non-perishable food donations accepted for local shelter • call to reserve storage 

Alturas Chevron

1080 North Main St, Alturas CA • (530) 233-5114 

Open everyday 5:30 am12 am • $10 grey and black water 


Note: Operating hours, prices, and services may be subject to change by the vendor

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