RimWorld – What to Do With Toxic Wastepacks

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As you live your daily dangerous life in RimWorld, you might start seeing that you have a resource named toxic wastepack in your stockpile.

This horrible resource can destroy all of your lands, render all of your lands infertile, and produce some of the worst side effects in the game.

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So, you will usually have to find a way to deal with toxic wastepacks if you don’t want an early end to your run.

Here is what you can do with toxic wastepacks in RimWorld, and an extensive explanation about what they are.

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What Are Toxic Wastepacks in RimWorld

Toxic wastepacks are the waste generated by mech-related buildings and from the cleanup of polluted tiles.

Unfortunately, toxic wastepacks can only do one thing: deteriorate and leave 6 polluted tiles behind.

This is really bad, especially since you get toxic wastepacks by cleaning polluted tiles, so it ends up being an endless cycle.

You will also get toxic wastepacks from the mech recharger and the mech gestator. You will get wastepacks everytime a mech recharges using the recharger and everytime you create a mech using the gestator.

Players will get wastepacks from the mech buildings based on the bandwidth of the mech that is recharging or gestating.

Here is a table on the amount of wastepack each mech produces when it is created or when it recharges:

MechBandwidthWastepacks Per Recharge or Gestation
Agrihand, Cleansweeper, Fabricor, Militor, Paramedic15
Lancer, Legionary, Pikeman, Scorcher, Scyther210
Tesseron, Tunneler315
Centurion, Diabolus, War queen525

What To Do With Toxic Wastepacks in RimWorld

There are only a few things you can do with toxic wastepacks in RimWorld. The first thing you will need to do is keep them frozen.

When they are frozen, they can’t deteriorate, which means that you won’t get polluted tiles all over the place.

Next, you will need to somehow dispose of them. What you can do is send them out somewhere on the world map and leave them there, either using a caravan or a transport pod.

You will have to be careful, however, since if you leave them close enough to a faction’s base, your relationship will decrease.

Luckily, you only need to be at least 15 tiles away from the settlement if you don’t want to upset them. Also, you will have to deposit them at least 4 tiles away from your base.

If you fill up a tile with toxic wastepacks until it reaches 100% pollution, the next toxic wastepacks you deposit there will spill over into the next tiles.

Having a polluted tile 4 tiles away from your base will risk you the chance of getting Acidic Smog, which is incredibly toxic to normal pawns.

That’s everything you need to know about what to do with toxic wastepacks in RimWorld!

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Adrian Oprea

Based in London, United Kingdom, Adrian Oprea is a Guides Writer. As a professional single-player RPG player, Adrian has often been stigmatized. He has decided to pour his frustration into writing guides!

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