Leave Nevada Beautiful: Waste Disposal & Recycling Locations

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 2022 locations or take your trash home with you. Leave No Trace and Leave Nevada Beautiful! Thank you!

Trash and Recycling Locations

Waste Management — Stead Transfer Station (Trash & Recycling) 

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

Tuesday – Saturday: 8am – 4pm

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

1100 US Highway 95A, Fernley NV • (775) 329-8822 

8am – 4:30pm (Closed Labor Day)

Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe

Some tribal entrepreneurs set up trash and recycling collection stations on tribal lands along Hwy 447. We want to support these local businesses and also caution you to ensure the business you’re patronizing has a Pyramid Lake issued permit.

Trash Only Locations

Waste Management — Lockwood Regional Landfill (Trash) 

2700 East Mustang Rd, Reno NV • (775) 342-0401

Monday – Saturday: 8am – 4:30pm (Closed Labor Day)

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

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

Monday – Friday: 7am – 5pm | Saturday & Sunday: 8:30am – 4:30pm (Open Labor Day) 

Recycling Only Locations

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

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

Monday – Friday: 7am – 5pm; Saturday & Sunday: 8am – 4:30pm (Open Labor Day)

Green Solutions

1085 Telegraph St., Reno NV • (775) 870-0812

Monday – Saturday: 7:30am – 4pm

RV Dump – Greywater & Black Water

Pyramid Lake Marina & Campground

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

Open 7 days/week; closes at 8pm

Golden Gate Petroleum

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

7 days/week; 24 hours/day

Love’s Travel Stop

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

7 days/week; 24 hours/day

Alturas Chevron

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

7 days/week: 5am – 12am (Sometimes 24 hours)

I-80 Smokeshop & Campground

1000 Smokeshop Circle, Wadsworth NV 

7 days/week; Campground is closed

TA Travel Center

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

7 days/week; 24 hours/day

RV Servicing / Dump Stations / Trash

Modoc District Fairgrounds 

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

7 days/week; 24 hours/day, Also accepts trash

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

Hazard Road Debris & Securing Your Load

Road debris is a serious concern any time of the year and in the U.S. annually causes 51,000 accidents, injuring nearly 10,000. Don’t add to the U.S. statistic. Secure your load safely like someone you love is driving behind you, because they are. Although we have been greatly improving, this is a serious safety matter and our LNT Highway Cleanup team still cleans up road debris that has blown off vehicles departing the event. Follow these tips and leave the highways clean, beautiful and safe.

  • “Tie It Strong!” The wind can exert hundreds of pounds of pressure per square foot on your load at 60 miles per hour, and push it right off your vehicle. Firmly secure large items with cargo netting, solid straps, rope, and bungee cords. 
  • “Don’t Overload!” Cramming too much stuff onto a vehicle increases the risk of items shifting, sliding or falling onto the roadway. Keep items level with the truck bed or trailer unless firmly tied down. 
  • “Heavy On Top, Lighter On Bottom!” Put lighter items at the bottom and heavier items on top to help keep them in place.
  • “Cover Up!” Your entire load, especially loose items, should be firmly covered with a tarp or cargo netting. Remember to make sure the tarp is securely fastened to the vehicle.
  • “Triple Check Your Load!” Check that all items are securely anchored down and any tarps are tied to the vehicle. Ask yourself, “Is this load safe and roadworthy?”