BROKEN HILL | 21-23 APRIL 2022

We're expecting thousands of Bashers to come together to celebrate good music and good times on the Mundi Mundi plains in the Aussie outback.

We're working hard to play our important role in reducing waste and minimising our environmental footprint.

Sustainability Initiatives Include:

Composting Toilets

We use hygienic odourless composting toilets rather than chemical portaloos.

They eliminate our water use, don’t smell, and under the watchful eye of our volunteer ‘dunny angels’ they will always be squeaky clean.

How do they work?

  • For your number ones, nothing changes.
  • For your number twos, simply cover it up with one scoop of sawdust.
  • As you leave the toilet block, use the hand sanitiser pump pack to clean your hands.


The Bash is in a remote, dry part of Australia.
The normal chemical port-a-loos use:

Advantages of Composting:

Recycle your Cans and PET Plastic Bottles

Everyone likes to relax by the fire with a tinny after a long day. At the Bash, where glass is prohibited (except in your camp kitchen), we see a lot of cans. In fact, we estimate that over half of the rubbish we generate is cans.

When we introduced can recycling at the 2018 Birdsville Big Red Bash, we collected over 30 cubic metres (1.2 tonnes) of aluminium cans . In 2019 this jumped to around 45 cubic metres (1.7 tonnes). That's a lot of cans kept out of landfill!

We've had such a great response that we’re going even bigger. We will have more bins and hope to collect even more cans. We've also added PET plastic bottle recycling to the line up.

So when you’re at the Bash, please collect your cans and PET plastic bottles, and drop them in the separate recycling bins.

Composting Food Waste

You can compost your food waste at the Bash! Collect your food waste in camp and bring it to the food waste bins outside the toilet blocks in the campground.

We also encourage all food vendors to separate their food waste and put it in the food waste bins provided.

Crew Reducing our Impact

We’re encouraging our whole team to invest in a reusable cup and reusable shopping bags.

The volunteer hang-out tent is plastic cup free.

We are composting all food waste from the crew kitchen.