Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V Achievements

Waste Management

Purchase the old dock and collect all nuclear waste.   

Before you can begin collecting the 30 nuclear waste collectibles, you will need to buy the Sonar Collections Dock - located in Blaine County - for $250,000. This property can be purchased by any of the three characters and will only be available after completing the "The Merryweather Heist" story mission.

In order to pick up the nuclear waste, which is scattered around the ocean floor, you need to use the yellow submarine that always spawns at the docks of this property. Buying the docks will also give you a new app called "Trackify," which will automatically turn on when entering the submarine as it provides a sonar radar that points to the nearest collectible. The order of collectibles in the video below matches with the order of the Trackify app. The app will not mark any of the waste on your in-game world map and sometimes, a piece of waste is extremely far away on a different part of the coast; so be sure to follow the video to a tee. The submarine is also VERY slow, so if you're trying to collect all the nuclear waste in one run, it will take around two hours.

Fortunately, collecting all the nuclear waste will help uncover the ocean on your map if it is not already cleared up. In addition to this, you will earn $23,000 per piece of nuclear waste you find if you collect them with the character who purchased the Docks, and an additional $250,000 bonus after finding the last piece of waste.

Rate this achievementAverage Rating (Based on 7 votes)
User Comments
Comment #1 by lol232xy
Friday, August 16, 2013 @ 06:21:35 PM

This seems very interesting.
So basically, you'll be able to actually collect nuclear waste?
This game will have everything, I can't wait!

Comment #2 by MLP Shawn
Monday, August 19, 2013 @ 10:54:45 AM

This game will have a Nucler fuck yea!!!

Comment #3 by GreenShadowZ
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 @ 05:11:17 PM

Wonder how you would collect it...

Comment #4 by diablo666
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 @ 10:57:40 PM

hate this one.. you use a sub to collect em.

Comment #5 by Theticalshelf
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 @ 07:32:29 AM

This one is easy. You have to buy the Sonar Collections Dock (north-west side blain county) for 250k. Then you have acces to a dock with a sub. Once inside the sub, a tracking pad will open, follow the red dots and the altitude meter to get there. You get 23k per waste collected, easily getting your money back with a bit extra.

Comment #7 by CaptainHeroes
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 @ 10:01:22 PM

In the game there are 30 of barrels of nuclear waste
In order to collect these barrels, you must finish "The Merrryweather Heist" main story mission, because during this mission you will be able to access a new type of vehicle, which is a mini-sub.
After a while you will have to purchase the Sonar Collection Dock,
which costs $250.000.

Comment #8 by J Hilly
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 06:09:50 PM

If like me, after an hour you only managed to get half way around the map and then you manage to blow up your sub... well do not fear!

A Cargobob can be used to transport your sub back to where you were! :)

Comment #9 by DSIS HACKZzZ
Saturday, September 21, 2013 @ 04:30:16 AM

Hey join my crew and be prepared to take on GTA Online.

We will be organizing heists daily and taking on rival gangs!
You can join up-to 5 crews so don't feel like you have to make a decision between our crew and one of your friends because you don't!

This crew is currently open so anyone can join, this means you can invite your friends!
Right now the only people that are getting higher ranks are my friends but if you preform good when online comes out you too can be promoted

Comment #10 by X II Antaz II X
Saturday, September 21, 2013 @ 06:34:40 AM

You can also pick them up while swimming.
Picked one up while doing the mission to break into the Gov's labs.

They are pretty easy to see and since the sub tracks them it should not take too long.
Also a good moneymaker with $23,000 per waste found :)

Comment #11 by ttolym
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 @ 03:32:08 AM

Fairly easy just stay away from the beach

Comment #12 by herron28
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 @ 02:07:18 AM

its easy, just takes so long to get anywhere with that sub

Comment #13 by Redn3ck Swag
Thursday, September 26, 2013 @ 01:03:06 PM

the worst.. so boring, they put 160 collectables in this game.. what were they thinking?

Comment #14 by Wingedassmonkey
Friday, September 27, 2013 @ 08:45:55 PM

Hour and a half to collect them all. Only benefit is that you can also collect submarine parts as well

Comment #15 by Hughes83
Saturday, September 28, 2013 @ 06:21:51 AM

The submarine is superslow, the Trackify app just sent me to the shore, the submarine is stuck now and I'm screwed. Thanks

Comment #16 by kram3r024
Saturday, September 28, 2013 @ 04:10:51 PM

Join my crew, FiveJerks OneSquirt... Plenty of open spaces so have you and your friends join. Thanks... kram3r024

Comment #17 by JDMHatchG
Monday, September 30, 2013 @ 12:47:47 PM

Lol yeah the sub is epic slow. I got beached once but luckily managed to rescue the situation. If it helps, I went North, then East, Then South. Then ditched the Sub and started again from the Jetty and went South to finish off the ones on the West/South West side of the map. It saves travelling from the South East all the way around the dock.

At least you make $940k from doing it. I also did the hidden packages along the way. Since when you exit the sub you automatically get the scuba gear.

Comment #18 by Tybalt96
Tuesday, October 01, 2013 @ 12:45:06 AM

#13 At least they broke it up into different activities unlike the 200 pigeons in the last game.

Comment #19 by The Stig1977
Friday, October 04, 2013 @ 03:36:50 AM

Just to add ppl, dont make the mistake i made. I thought id buy the property as Franklyn cos he had over 2 million dollars and let Trevor collect the barrels cos he only had 100K. I got sod all money for collecting them all. So i suggest using the character who bought the property to collect the barrels so no1 else has to suffer like me, lol.

Comment #20 by DeadRiser21
Saturday, October 05, 2013 @ 10:16:39 AM

this is really tedious

Comment #21 by NannerLoaf
Monday, October 07, 2013 @ 02:46:21 AM

This took me over 2 hours. This was really annoying aand slow.

Comment #22 by brodieking
Wednesday, October 09, 2013 @ 04:24:58 AM

I stopped halfway and my sub vanished off the map and wont reappear. Anyone else have this problem?

Comment #23 by GentlemanJack40
Thursday, October 17, 2013 @ 10:57:48 PM

Your sub should reappear at the dock. If not, look on the map for a submarine icon.

Comment #24 by Weems2k
Sunday, October 27, 2013 @ 11:40:47 AM

Easy, but very time consuming. I found it easier to drive the sub along the surface, and stop it right above the red dots. Then get out and dive straight down to the waste barrel. Much easier to maneuver around the rocks swimming than it is with the clunky sub.

Comment #25 by SoaponaRope
Thursday, November 21, 2013 @ 09:11:00 PM

Make sure you start in the morning (in game). Underwater visibility at night is the worst!

Comment #26 by Mr Blonde 324
Monday, December 09, 2013 @ 09:32:36 AM

you can use the boat thats at the dock from the sub parts collection mission and use the map on powerpyx's video and use the boat, then dive into the water and collect the barrels. ive only collected one so far but it seems much easier

Comment #27 by Nerduh
Tuesday, February 04, 2014 @ 12:31:50 AM

This was a really great way to make back some money, you get 25K if I remember right for each one, and unless I saw wrong, you get your money back for buying the dock once you've done everything.

Comment #28 by Redneckmilitia
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 @ 02:44:02 AM

I literally just finished this achievement. I started on it at 8:00 PM and finished at 9:42 PM. This is officially one achievement you could not pay me to do again.

Comment #29 by Red Beard2009
Friday, March 28, 2014 @ 04:32:47 AM

#18 agreed those pigeones were a real grind lol

Comment #30 by The Jinjonator3
Thursday, September 25, 2014 @ 01:53:08 PM

take way to long to collect them all -_-

Comment #31 by WillieBonce
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 @ 01:38:14 AM

Got this one, yall...interesting achievement. While searching for these nuclear waste items...Martin's henchmen were searching for me as Micheal or Trevor at Los Santos area, they mean business, LOL!!!

Comment #32 by saqemlas
Sunday, November 02, 2014 @ 08:08:49 PM

I think i fucked up big time, i used the health cheat to try and save my submarine while it was smoking half way through from damage, and then finished the mission. But it didn't unlock, can anyone help me on this pleaaasse?

Comment #33 by sholla61
Thursday, February 05, 2015 @ 05:27:47 PM

If anyone gets stuck on a rock or on the shore...I just kicked and punched the sub, each time moving it back into the water.

Comment #34 by coreydowns
Monday, February 15, 2016 @ 02:02:54 AM

this is a time consuming achievement

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Game Info
Rockstar North
Rockstar Games


US September 17, 2013
Europe September 17, 2013
Japan October 10, 2013

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