IDEATE Composting Program


Supporting Sustainability and Rehabilitation

Now in it's third year, IDEATE's composting program aims to compost more than ever before. The program collects compostable waste from participating Burning Man theme camps and delivers it for processing to the Full Circle Compost processing facility in nearby Carson City, NV. Full Circle Compost resides on nearly 30 acres of land leased from the Northern Nevada Correctional Center. There, the compostable waste is converted into valuable nutrient-rich soil. The partnership between Full Circle Compost and the Northern Nevada Correctional Facility (NNCF) helps to support the NNCF’s self-funded ranch which sits on 1,200 acres of farmland on which inmates care for 1,500 mustangs which belong to the Nevada Department of Argriculture’s Saddle Horse and Burro Training Programs. The multi-level partnership supports programs that provide valuable education and work experience for NNCF inmates interested in agriculture, animal health and training, and farming. The compostable waste contributions from IDEATE and other contributors support these educational initiatives as well support our longstanding dedication to sustainability and carbon reduction.  


Join the Burning Man Compost Project

If you are a fan of love, the earth, horses, tomatoes, or just don’t want to deal with packing out your camp’s food waste, join the Burning Man Compost Project.

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Have Questions? Check out our Composting FAQ!