A dirty fact of RVing is dealing with dumping your wastewater. It’s not a fun chore, but it must be done (and done properly!). Figuring out where to dump black water tanks can be a challenge. Here are ten places you can go to safely offload your grey and black water tank:
1. RV parks and campgrounds
Many facilities that allow RVs to camp also have areas for dumping waste. Sometimes this service is included in the nightly fee.
2. Gas stations
Truck stops–and stops near recreational areas–are more likely to have dumping facilities. Call ahead to check them out.
3. RV dealerships
Many dealerships rent their rigs. For a fee, you may be able to tap into their services.
4. Sporting goods stores
Teeming with like-minded people, stores like Canadian Tire will occasionally be equipped with a dump station.
5. Wastewater treatment plants
Go directly to the finish line! These facilities aren’t always obvious, but they often offer sewage solutions so you can dispose of waste responsibly.
6. Recycling centres
Technically, that’s what we’re doing, after all.
7. Provincial and national parks
Fewer parks offer this service than in the past, so don’t rely on dump station availability. It’s best to call ahead and confirm.
Boaters have similar needs to RVers when it comes to black water.
9. Septic tank
If you have an accessible septic tank at your home, it may be the easiest solution. Buy a macerator pump to make things go smoothly.
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