Leave Nevada Beautiful is Burning Man’s network of Burner-friendly trash, recycling and RV grey/black water servicing facilities where you can legally dispose of your waste after the event. Please plan accordingly. Some of these locations are closed on Monday, the Labor Day holiday.
DO NOT USE ANY PUBLIC TRASH CANS OR DUMPSTERS ALONG THE WAY FOR YOUR EVENT-RELATED TRASH. They cannot support the needs of our 80,000 participants.
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 caught can result in a $2,000 fine for littering and a run-in with local law enforcement.
Beware: There are some unaffiliated independent trash operations of questionable environmental practices along the highway who are not part of our network and cannot be endorsed.
We recommend that you use our list of officially authorized Leave Nevada Beautiful 2019 locations or take your trash home with you. Leave No Trace and Leave Nevada Beautiful! Thank you!