1. Never let it hit the ground! Don’t leave cigarette butts, ashtrays, bottles or cans lying around where they can blow away. High winds and dust storms happen. Keep that in mind and reduce the odds of anything becoming MOOP.
  2. If you see MOOP on the playa, pick it up — the dust quickly buries MOOP and makes it hard to spot. MOOP attracts more MOOP. Always carry a small bag to collect any MOOP you find while walking or biking around BRC.
  3. MOOP sweeps. Get your campmates together and line up with everyone arms width apart along your camp boundary and walk from one side of the camp to the other, picking up any MOOP you see along the way. Do this before you set up camp, during and after the event. If your camp is particularly MOOPy, be sure to have rakes, shovels and magnet sweepers.
  4. WOOD IS MOOP! Wood, for many years, was the #1 MOOP issue in Black Rock City. Sawdust, splinters, wood debris and firewood bark pose a major MOOP problem.Lay down a tarp or rug under your wood cutting stations and firewood storage areas.
  5. Account for and remove all of  your tent stakes/rebar/lag bolts/spikes. Sakes have taken the new #1 position as the most MOOP! Not only are these difficult to find in playa dunes, but are dangerous to shins and tires. Be sure you’ve removed every stake you put into the ground!
  6. If you plan to use a burn barrel, bring a shovel and metal containers to scoop and remove ashes. All burn barrels must be elevated at least 6″ off the playa surface to prevent burn scars — this is part of our Federal permit.
  7. Manage waste throughout the event. Sort your trash. Crush your cans. Separate food waste and dry it in a mesh bag in the sun.
  8. Sort trash and recycling before you depart BRC for easy drop off at collection centers on your way home. See Pack it out!
  9. Only single-ply toilet paper and human waste go in the potties. Anything else — tampons, trash or baby wipes — will clog the toilet vendor’s hose, resulting in unserviced potties. 
  10. The playa is not a bathroom. NEVER use the playa as a toilet! You can (and should) be ticketed! And absolutely do not use the artwork as a toilet. Carry a pee bottle and keep one near your bed.