Playa-Wide Compost Collection

Dates and Times:
Monday, August 27th, 2018, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Tuesday, August 28th, 2018, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Wednesday, August 29th, 2018, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Thursday, August 30th, 2018, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Friday, August 31st, 2018, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Saturday, September 1st, 2018, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Sunday, September 2nd, 2018, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Located at Camp:


With lots of people at Burning Man comes lots of waste. Large amounts of compostable matter such as food scraps and soiled paper are wasted to landfill, creating massive amounts of unnecessary CO2 - the stuff that's harming our atmosphere. The Compost Project was created in 2016 to educate and support the BM community in properly disposing of food scraps during the BM Main Event in August. The project is a comprehensive program including compost awareness, hands-on education, and the facilities to collect pure compostable matter, placed directly into the funnel of regenerative farming.

Bring us your compost! We will be dumping the compost directly into the Compostainer, so no need to use compost bags. In fact, save the earth from 1-use plastic and bring us your compost in buckets. Or even better, dry out your compost and bring it to us that way!

Together, you and the Compost volunteers will sort through the compost to make sure there are no unwanted materials. Don't worry, it's actually not that smelly and we provide gloves. If we find anything that we can't take, we'll send it back home with you.

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