NYC Community Container 2019


Load-Out

TLDR:

Walking distance to The Grove St. Path, Light Rail, Liberty Landing Ferry.
http://www.libertylandingferry.com/weekend-schedule.aspx

Load out begins at 8am and ends at 2pm! DO NOT BE LATE!

Beginning at 8am all items will be removed from the container and placed in the parking lot (unattended).

Large theme camps: if you plan on bringing a truck to load up camp sound and other supplies, come as early as you can, especially if your camp stuff was loaded on last (closest to the doors) on a certain container. We’ll do our best to keep driving lanes to the container doors clear of bins.

*Everyone* is expected to help unload the containers. Don’t just come looking for your own couple of bins. Like everything Burning Man related, this is a community effort. You should be dressed ready to work & be prepared for a lot of playa dust! Jump on the containers, take bins off, and move them to the side into the parking lot. Relieve the folks that are inside the container where it is dustiest and hottest!

If you can’t pick up your items please call a friend, practice self-reliance and make your own arrangements. NYC Container will not be able to pick up your personal items for you or make special arrangements.

Saturday 9/14, 8am-2pm is the ONLY TIME to pickup your stuff. We do not have warehouse capacity or ‘free’ labor available for you to come pick up at another time.

NYC Container Crew and Kostume Kult are not responsible for damaged or lost items!

At 3pm on Saturday, Sept 14th any remaining unclaimed items will be discarded!

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact: nyccontainer@kostumekult.com

General Info

*YOU* are entirely responsible for loading your stuff *ON AND OFF* the container, so don’t over pack your boxes and make sure you can lift them.

*YOU* ARE LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENTS OF THE SPACE YOU PURCHASE. KNOW WHAT IS IN YOUR BOXES. ANY COSTS FOR STOPPING THE CONTAINER AND TAKING ITEMS ON/OFF DUE TO PROHIBITED ITEMS ARE TAKEN ON BY THE PURCHASER, *NOT* COMMUNITY CONTAINER / KOSTUME KULT.

First-time container users: please read through ALL of the info below to make sure you understand exactly what you can expect from us, and what we expect from you! For all those who’ve been here before: please still read through everything as some things might have changed!

Volunteers Needed!

We need volunteers! Help your fellow burners load our community containers! 
Fill out the volunteer form if you are able to help out!

Container Load-In is the start of everyone’s burn. It’s a party, just with a lot of hard work thrown in… Treat it like it’s Black Rock City, and let’s help each other out! Bring sunscreen, gloves, water or gatorade for yourself and your crew. If you’re able to, bring some drinks or snacks to share. Bribes (aka beer,…) are also accepted, though it won’t get you special treatment 

Load-In Timeslots

PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME!!! Preferably at the beginning of your timeslot! Load-In Timeslots are based on your playa arrival date. The later you arrive on playa, the earlier your time-slot and the farther back your bins will be in the container. If you do not arrive on time, then your bins will be in the way of others who arrive before you. It will be a nuisance for the earlier arrivals, and your bins will get climbed over, trampled on, moved around, etc. So, don’t make life harder for everyone, including yourselves, and PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME!!!

TimeslotPlaya Arrival Date(s)
09:00-10:002019-08-26 (Monday) and beyond
10:00-11:002019-08-25 (Sunday)
11:00-12:302019-08-24 (Saturday)
12:30-14:002019-08-22 – 23 (Build Thu and Friday)
14:00-15:002019-08-20 – 21 (Build Tue and W’day)

Purchasing Space

  • Container Space is SOLD OUT! If you still need space, ask around on the Container Load-In FB event. Once you’ve found someone selling space, the current owner of the space can go here to transfer their space to you.
  • CONTAINER SPACE WILL GO ON SALE Monday June 17th, 2019 AT 3PM EASTERN.
  • Sales Link available at https://www.kostumekult.com/nyc-container/sale/ (Will become active on June 17)
  • Cost will be $9.25 / Cubic Foot. Space is sold in WHOLE cubic feet only.
  • As always, Container space is LIMITED and is being sold on a first come, first served basis.
  • LOAD-IN for the containers is scheduled for Sunday August 4, 2019.
  • We will NOT sell ANY space on the day of load in.

Payment instructions, as well as a payment button/link will be posted on this page in the day leading up to the sale of Container Space. You must have a PayPal account in order to purchase space!

On Playa

There is no guaranteed arrival date on the playa. Once the containers leave NYC, we have no control… They may show up late, so if you need it to survive, we suggest not packing it on the container. This goes especially for the early days of build week. We will do our best to keep you up to date on the arrival date of the container on the Playa via the NY Burning Man List and regular emails. We estimate the Containers arriving during the beginning of build week.

Note: starting in 2018 we moved our load-in date one week forward to allow for increasing rail transport delays. This should make it much less likely that the containers arrive late, but it it remains a possibility. Plan accordingly!

On Playa Location

Kostume Kult – 6:45 and Esplanade
Containers  located on Ave A side of camp!

On Playa Hours

We open in the morning (usually around 10ish) and close by 8pm. Big burn nights (man burn, temple burn) we close at 6pm!! THESE HOURS ARE NON NEGOTIABLE!

AT ALL OTHER TIMES THE CONTAINER WILL BE LOCKED AND INACCESSIBLE. If you have a problem with these hours or cannot commit to picking up your items then, we suggest you ship your items another way. We love you, but our DOers are at Burning Man too!

Container hours are the same for both loading and unloading.

On Playa Loading / Unloading

KOSTUME KULT WILL NOT PACK YOUR THINGS FOR YOU ON THE PLAYA. MAKE SURE YOU ARE THERE AT THE RIGHT TIME AND CAN PHYSICALLY LOAD YOUR THINGS ON AND OFF THE CONTAINER. ANY ITEMS LEFT NEAR THE CONTAINERS OR AT OUR CAMP THAT ARE NOT PLACED ON THE CONTAINERS WILL BE DONATED, BURNED, BLOWN UP OR WHATEVER WE FEEL LIKE.

DO NOT LEAVE YOUR EXCESS PACKING MATERIALS AT OUR CAMP OR ON THE CONTAINERS, WE DON’T WANT YOUR MOOP!!

YOU are responsible for unloading and reloading your things on the Container on the Playa. Make sure that you can lift your stuff on and off the container.

All items reloaded on the container must be packed in boxes, just as it went on. This includes bikes!

You will not be allowed to build a box or fill a box (or unload a box) on the actual container. It must be filled and ready to load in/load out prior to getting on to the container. To that end, with the exception of Big Art working with the Artery for unload, everyone must be able to load and unload their boxes without the assistance of more than 1 other person.

CONTAINERS RELOAD will end Monday September 2, 2019 12pm SHARP FOR SHIPPING BACK EAST.

Important Information

CONTAINER SPACE IS ONLY SOLD IN WHOLE UNITS. No partial cubic feet, you must round up when purchasing.

There are NO REFUNDS for excess space purchased. If you have excess space to sell, find a buyer amongst your friends, camp mates, or on our FB page. Contact us for the URL to officially transfer space in someone else’s name.

ALL ITEMS loaded onto the container must fit the guidelines outlined on this page for packing. No prohibited items will be allowed on the container. We reserve the right to search any and all items being transported on the container.

If you DO NOT have a confirmation from PayPal, you have NOT successfully purchased space on the container. CHECK FOR YOUR PAYMENT CONFIRMATION

In the weeks after purchasing your container space we will contact you with more details regarding your container space. This includes your group and time for load in. Remember that load in times are assigned and cannot be requested.

When purchasing you must input the legal name of the person whose items will be on the container under “Legal Name of Purchaser”. This person is REQUIRED to be on site at the container load in with their things.

ALL PURCHASERS will be required to sign a waiver of liability and provide legal identification upon checking in and loading their things onto the container. The person showing up to Load In MUST be the person listed under LEGAL NAME OF PURCHASER on the purchasing page.

In the event that the PURCHASER is not available to load their own items on the container waivers must be filled out, signed by the PURCHASER and notarized.  The person bringing your belongings to container must bring your signed and notarized document with them to check in, as well as a copy of your ID.


Packing Your Things

If you have not bought any bins yet, please buy the following:

  • 27 gallon yellow-top bins from Lowe’s: they are cheap ($10-$12 apiece), sturdy enough to survive multiple trips, stack like legos, and they pack just about the right amount of stuff (6 cu. ft.) so you won’t break your back
yellowtop

REMEMBER: ALL BINS SHOULD BE PACKED FULLY. HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OF POUNDS OF THINGS WILL BE STACKED ON TOP OF YOUR BINS, THE CONTAINERS WILL BE MOVED FROM TRAIN TO TRAIN, TRAIN TO TRUCK, ETC. PACKING YOUR THINGS TIGHT WILL HELP PROTECT THEM.
KOSTUME KULT IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR PROPERTY.

Bins will NOT be provided by us. All items must be packed and properly labelled before your load in time. Packing and labelling is YOUR responsibility. (We suggest heavy duty storage bins.) No bins with wheels!

We HIGHLY recommend the ubiquitous 27 gallon yellow-top bins from Lowe’s: they are cheap ($10-$14 apiece), sturdy enough to survive multiple trips, stack like legos, and they pack just about the right amount of stuff (6 cu. ft.) so you won’t break your back, or the backs on anyone else who might need to move our lift your bins. Home depot has similar-but-not-quite-the-same 27 gallon bins, but they do not stack the same as the Lowes bins. BOTH the Lowes and Home Depot 27 gallons bins WILL BE COUNTED AS 6 CUBIC FEET. Try and avoid bins that are significantly bigger (9 cu. ft. and up) because unless you’re packing pillows those bins are going to break some backs (i.e. *your* back).

All items must be boxed well, this includes bikes and strangely shaped items. NO metal, wood, etc. should be sticking out of anything. Things will be packed on top of or next to others and we are unable to do so unless items are boxed properly, think TETRIS.

IF YOU HAVE A VERY LARGE OR STRANGELY SHAPED ITEM YOU MUST LET US KNOW ASAP. THIS MEANS EMAIL US AT nyccontainer@kostumekult.com

ANY ITEM NOT PACKED PROPERLY WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ON THE CONTAINER AND NO REFUND WILL BE PROVIDED.

PVC, conduit, wood, etc. MUST be taped or ratchet strapped together, securely so they will not fall out of the bundle, roll away, etc.

ALL bicycles must be taken apart and put in boxes. You can find bike boxes at most bike stores, unboxed bikes WILL NOT be allowed on the container.

YOU MUST LABEL EVERYTHING YOU PUT ON THE CONTAINER WITH YOUR NAME, PHONE NUMBER, EMAIL ADDRESS AND ON PLAYA ADDRESS.


Prohibited Items

DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT PUTTING THE FOLLOWING ON THE CONTAINER:

  • ILLEGAL ITEMS (e.g. illicit substances of *any* kind) – anything that could get you arrested anywhere in the US is not allowed on the container. You are endangering *everyone else* on the container(s) if you bring on illegal items or substances, and the containers get delayed (or – Larry Harvey forbid – confiscated) due to *your* illegal stuff…
  • ALL ITEMS FLAMMABLE AT HIGH HEAT, OR EVEN THOSE YOU THINK *MIGHT* BE
  • GENERATORS UNLESS THEY ARE BRAND NEW AND NEVER HAVE HAD GAS IN THEM – WE WILL CHECK
  • EXPLOSIVES
  • FIREARMS
  • GAS
  • FUEL
  • COMPRESSED GAS
  • ANYTHING DAMAGED BY EXTREME HEAT (i.e. batteries, uncanned or dry food, etc.)

The containers get very very hot, at times in excess of 120°F. At that level of heat, those items which cannot stand high heat (like batteries) will often explode and ruin everything around them or they can start a fire (like fire flow toys with fuel on them). So, don’t put them in the container.

KOSTUME KULT reserves the right to open any and all items loaded on the containers. REMEMBER your stuff is not the only thing on the container, so don’t be irresponsible. If you blow up the container, cause a fire, cause the container to be pulled and searched due to suspicion of illegal substances NO ONES stuff will make it to playa. Don’t be that ass who ruins it for everyone else!


Math

CUBIC FEET = LENGTH X WIDTH X HEIGHT
1 CUBIC FOOT = 1728 CUBIC INCHES
Round UP to the next whole number

Make things easy on yourself by using online calculators (google is your friend).

E.g.: https://www.thecalculatorsite.com/misc/cubic-feet-calculator.php

EXAMPLE:
Jungle’s bin is 17 in x 12 in x 20 in.
Jungle’s bin is 4,080 cubic inches [17 x 12 x 20 = 4,080]
Jungle’s bin is 2.36 cubic feet [4,320 / 1728 = 2.5]
Jungle must purchase 3 cubic feet on the container.

Questions?

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