Pack it Out! Trash & Recycling
Leave No Trace
Pack It Out! Trash & Recycling
Where to Take Waste & Recycling After the Event
Do NOT discard refuse along the highway or in neighboring towns. Pack your load securely. (For more information see Travel Tips.) In the event you have to portage garbage on top of your vehicle, make sure it is double bagged and strapped down securely. Several public landfills are located conveniently nearby. Do NOT dump trash at the westbound I-80 “Wadsworth” rest area or in the dumpsters of private businesses. This reflects poorly on our community. This year the Nevada Highway Patrol may be issuing littering tickets to anyone placing trash on the ground. There is a $1000 fine for littering.
Exodus Trash & Recycling Network (EXTRA)
Saturday, Sept. 1 – Wednesday, Sept. 5.
OPEN 24 HOURS!
There are several convenient 24-hour trash and recycling centers along all Exodus routes. Recycling is free and trash disposal is approximately $3 per 35-gallon trash bag. Human and other hazardous waste is not permitted.
Accepted Recyclables: Bicycles, plastics (SPI 1-5), glass, all metals, paper, cardboard, plastic bags, household (rechargeable and disposable) batteries, and non-perishable food and water. Please have your recyclables as clean as possible, and sorted and de-bagged before depositing into the appropriate containers. Please deposit trash separately into appropriate dumpsters.
To the South, East, & West...
Trash Pros: 1299 Washeim Street, State Route 447, Wadsworth, NV, 775-575-0707 (just north of Wadsworth)
Save Mart Supermarkets
- 525 Keystone Avenue, Reno, NV, 775-786-2150
- 9750 Pyramid Lake Highway, Sparks, NV, 775-425-2700
- 565 East Prater Way, Sparks, NV, 775-359-9060
- 195 West Plumb Lane, Reno, NV, 775-786-0138 (back of store)
Whole Foods Market: 6139 South Virginia Street, Reno, NV, 775-852-8023
To The North...
The Cedarville Collective (at Rabbit Traxx Store): 580 Patterson Way, Cedarville, CA, 530-279-2022
Any proceeds remaining after covering the program expenses will be donated to help support new Black Rock Solar installations or other local community programs in the region. Non-perishable food and water will be donated to local Food Banks, and bicycles will be donated to local bike programs to support kids in need. Your participation in the sixth year of this multi-community project is greatly appreciated!
Where To Dump RV & Grey Water
(Larger camps should consider setting up a contract with United Site Services to collect their greywater in BRC. With 30 days notice, they can also provide and pick up a collection tank for you at your camp.) Contact locations directly before the event for disposal charges, hours, possible after-hours appointments, and dump capacity.
- I-80 Smokeshop & Campground: 1000 Smoke Shop Circle, Wadsworth, NV, 775-575-2181
- Pyramid Lake Marina Campground: 2500 Lakeview Drive, Sutcliffe, NV, 775-476-1155
- Love’s: 825 Commerce Center Drive, Fernley, NV, 775-575-2200
- Golden Gate Petroleum: 1055 South Rock Blvd, Sparks, NV, 775-358-7400
- TA Travel Center: 815 Nichols Blvd, Sparks, NV, 775-359-0550
- Reno Boomtown KOA: 2100 West Garson Rd., Verdi, NV, 775-345-2444
- Terribles Gold Ranch RV: 320 Gold Ranch Road, Verdi, NV, 775-345-6789
- Sully’s RV Park: 602 South East Street, Alturas, CA, 775-233-5347
Does your camp have usable lumber left over that you don’t need? Donate lumber that you can’t take home and don’t want to burn! Read the Tip Sheet you receive upon entry to the city and listen to BMIR (94.5 FM) for details on when and where you can drop it off at the end of the event. Visit the V-Spot adjacent to Playa Info for information on volunteering as a lumber sorter!
Additional Places For Trash - Not open 24hrs
2401 Canyon Way, Lockwood, NV, 775-342-0401. 7:00am- 4:30p.m.. Closed weekends and Labor Day. $7.50 per cubic yard, $19 minimum.
Waste Management Transfer Station
1390 East Commercial Row, Reno, NV, 775-329-8822. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on weekends and Labor Day. $7.50 per cubic yard, $19 minimum.
There are some small businesses in Gerlach, Nixon, and Wadsworth where you can deposit your trash for a fee. Rates and hours vary, but utilizing these is another great way to support local economies.
Additional Places For Recycling - Not open 24hrs
Waste Management: RSW Recycling
1100 East Commercial Row, Reno, NV, 775-326-2382. Open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Bins available 24 hours on weekends and Labor Day.
1451 East Greg Street, Sparks, NV, 775-326-2383 Open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Closed weekends and Labor Day.
For more options you can look up recycling and salvage centers along your route home by entering your zip code at: www.earth911.org