Leave no trace

Bass Coast is a LEAVE NO TRACE event. Familiarize yourself with the sustainability services on site. Help us successfully implement sustainable waste and resource management practices at Bass Coast.
PACK IT IN. PACK IT OUT.

We share this land

Bass Coast is held on shared traditional territories of the Nłeʔkepmx and Sylix. This land is shared by local wildlife, farm animals and fish. Bass Coast commits to keep the area clean and safe for all mammals and aquatic life after the festival has left the land each year. Before you leave help us by cleaning up the tiniest sparkle of MOOP (Matter Out of Place) from the festival grounds.

Locate the bin stations placed throughout the site.

Know the location of the Waste Depot for your specific campground.

Bring a black bag for garbage, clear for recycling, and a 5 gallon bucket with lid for compost.

Bring your sorted waste to Eco Hub in the main festival area all weekend.

What is MOOP?

MOOP means MATTER OUT OF PLACE. It refers to anything that is not originally of the land on which our event takes place. LEAVE NO TRACE. Moop your campsite and surrounding area.

Compost

All Food Waste, Including Meat, Seafood, Dairy and Bones

Solid Paper and Unbleached Cardboard

Untreated Wood

All Wet/Organic Material

  • RINSE YOUR RECYCLING
  • ALUMINIUM CANS AND FOILS (DON'T CRUSH)
  • CLEAN TIN CANS
  • CLEAN PLASTIC, #1-7 (INCLUDING THE NON-COMPOSTABLE TYPE OF PLASTIC CUPS)
  • DRY, FLATTENED, BROKEN DOWN CARDBOARD
  • SOFT PLASTIC BAGS BUNCHED UP & CONTAINED WITHIN ANOTHER PLASTIC BAG
  • ALL METALS
  • CLEAN TETRAPACK MILK AND OTHER LIQUID CONTAINERS
  • CIGARETTE BUTTS CAN BE TAKEN TO THE ECO HUB FOR RECYCLING VIA BRAIN GARDEN. IN ALL OTHER CASES, CIGARETTE BUTTS ARE LANDFILL.

  • LANDFILL:
  • CHIP BAGS & CANDY WRAPPERS
  • BOTTLE TOPS
  • STYROFOAM
  • SOILED PLASTIC BAGS AND PLASTIC WRAPS
  • SOILED RECYCLABLES THAT CANNOT BE CLEANED
  • ALL WET, DIRTY, UNCLEANABLE INORGANIC MATERIAL

New at Bass Coast 2019 is the Eco Hub: the HQ of all things Green Team at Bass Coast

Open 8am - 8pm

Bring us your sorted camp waste at the Eco Hub. Come wash your reusable container after using it to eat at the food vendors. Ask us your sustainability questions. We would love to connect with all Bass Coast community members that care about the environment and the unique role our community contributes to sustainable practices on our planet.

Pocket Ashtrays

Bass Coast is dedicated to LEAVE NO TRACE. We have teamed up with our friends at www.braingarden.ca to provide an effective harm reduction tool called The Pocket Ashtray: a reusable, flexible, air-tight pouch made of recycled materials that suffocates smokables and traps odour inside. Outreach staff will be distributing pocket ashtrays or available for purchase at Bass Coast General Store.

Butts are the most littered item in the world, an estimated 4.95 trillion are littered annually worldwide, thats 1.69 billion lbs!

Carelessly discarded cigarette butts are the cause of unnecessary wildfires.

Wildlife can mistake butts for food. It poisons them, plugs up their bellies, and causes death for animals such as fish, birds and frogs.

One cigarette butt can contaminate approximately 7.5 litres of water in 1 hour. Contaminated water is lethal to aquatic life.

Butt Ballot

Find the "Butt Ballot" at the Eco-Hub to empty your Pocket Ashtrays. The cigarette waste will be recycled. This process generates donations to the BrainGarden's Wildfire Prevention and Education campaign

Please use your Pocket Ashtray while onsite at Bass Coast and at home.