Originally Posted by Coolrvers
We have used free dump stations along CA rest areas and some low cost dump stations at service stations and truck stops en route to our home.
We also have free dump sites where I live. 2 of the 5 gas stations within 2 to 4 miles of my house have free dumping, I don't know about the other 3 because they just aren't ones I ever stop by. I have an A-frame with a built-in cassette toilet so it's easier to deal with than an actual tank though. I often just dump it in the house toilet if it's had light use (we discourage #2 when at all possible) or I take it to the gas station where all I have to do is go inside and ask the always happy to help clerk unlock the water, with a reminder to please lock it back up before I leave. And there have been plenty of times where it's sat a week or so before I've got around to taking care of it. I've realized it's actually easier to dump when I get home because everything gets mixed up and broken down while on the drive. I don't dump "fresh" at the campground anymore unless we're staying longer than the cassette can handle.