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A lot of Burners come from out of town for Burning Man.

In fact, only 5 percent are from Nevada, so it's no surprise that Burners buy a boatload of supplies that they cannot bring back home on their flight or drive back home. While most Burners make an effort to clean up after themselves, there always are some that leave behind everything from crinkled beer cans to tattered couches.

Where should all of that dust-covered stuff go? It depends on what it is and what condition it is in. Here are some ideas for your dust-ridden leftovers (Keep in mind that hours for some businesses may vary on Monday, Sept. 6):

Trash and recycling 
Keep in mind that it is illegal to throw your refuse out into the road on your way home. While you may not be a desertphile, Nevadans love their land - dry and desolate as it may be. Leave No Trace is not just a temporary state of mind on the playa; it's a philosophy that is encouraged all the way back to your own pied-a-terre. You're also not allowed to just go up to a business and dump your trash in its dumpster, so do it right, folks. Be a good guest like your parents taught you.

1. Waste Management in Reno - accepts trash and recycling
1392 E. Commercial Row in Reno - trash
1100 E Commercial Row in Reno - recycling 
775-329-8822
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
$25 for one cubic yard, $15 for additional cubic yards; recycling is free

2. Waste Management in Fernley - accepts trash and recycling
1100 Highway 95 A in Fernley
775-575-4964
24 hours from 2 p.m. Sept. 4 to 4 p.m. Sept. 6; normal hours are 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
No prices available

3. Waste Management east of Sparks - accepts trash and recycling
2401 Canyon Way, Sparks, NV 89434
775-329-8822 
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday 
Prices not available

4. Waste Management in Stead - accepts trash and recycling
13890 Mt Anderson St. in Reno
775-329-8822 
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Prices not available

5. SaveMart - accepts trash and recycling from Sept. 2 to Sept. 6
525 Keystone Ave in Reno
775-786-2150
24-hours from Sept. 2 to Sept. 6 for disposal and recycling
$10 for a 35-pound bag; recycling is free

Donations 
A lot of nonprofit organizations in the Reno and surrounding communities would gladly take any tents, sleeping bags or other camping gear that are in decent shape after the burn. If damaged, use your best judgment to determine if the items are worth donating. Do not be insulting and dump a bunch of items that are trashed just because you're too lazy or cheap to bring them to the dump. If the items are not damaged, but maybe lightly dusted, try to get as much dust off the items as possible and make sure that they are otherwise clean.

6. SaveMart – accepts water, food, bicycles
525 Keystone Ave in Reno
775-786-2150
6 a.m. to 12 a.m. Monday through Sunday
Pallets of unopened water and food are donated to the Nevada Food Bank and bicycles are given to the local Kiwanis Club.

7. Morris Burner Hostel – accepts all items
400 E. 4th St. in Reno
775-327-1141
9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

8. Reno Sparks Gospel Mission – accepts all items
2115 Timber Way in Reno 
775-323-0386
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday

9. St. Vincent’s of Catholic Charities – accepts all items
500 E. Fourth Street in Reno (other locations are available throughout Reno and Sparks)
775-322-9824
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday

11. Reno Bike Project -- accepts bicycles and tools
541 E.4th St. in Reno
775-323-4488 
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Saturday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Friday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday

12. Kiwanis Club -- accepts bicycles
145 Catron Dr.
775-337-1717
2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday; 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday

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