Washing and human waste disposal must be done carefully so the environment is not polluted, and animals and aquatic life are not injured. Water can be polluted with soaps-biodegradable or otherwise-food waste, or human waste. Toilet paper and other trash also create an eyesore.
If a cleaning station is provided, use it. If not, do all dishes, clothes washing and personal washing at least 200 feet from water sources and campsites. Use a cookpot or water jug to carry water to your wash site. For kitchen waste, collect food scraps in a plastic bag before washing. Hot water and a scrub pad clean well if you use soap, small amounts are easier to rinse and dispose of. Strain gray water with a sieve or bandanna over a wide area and carry out any remaining waste.