Should I Spend Donuts on the Dumping Permit?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

The Monorail has finally arrived in our Springfields!  And nothing says Monorail like dumping excessive amounts of trash on your neighbors, right?  And what’s a little trash dumping without a permit?  Now I know many of you are trying to decide if the Dumping Permit is worth YOUR donuts, but don’t sweat it!  We’re here to help you decide what’s worth the donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if the Dumping Permit is right for you?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of becoming a licensed dumper in YOUR Springfield!


Item: Dumping Permit
Donut Price: 90 Donuts
What Does it Do?: So, basically this is a permit that helps you earn MORE game currency when dumping garbage in your neighbors towns (just like the hunting license and farming license before it).  Without the permit you’ll earn 6 Blueprints (or future Act currency for this event) per building dumped on, or 18 per town (up to 90 actions/day (or 30 towns)).  With the Permit you’ll earn 12 Blueprints (or future Act currency for this event) per building dumped on, or 36 per town (still maxed at the same 90 actions/day (or 30 towns)).

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So basically this will double the amount of game currency you get from visiting friends.  Currently it caps at 90 actions, so without the Permit that’s 540 Blueprints (or the other currencies if/when they hit).  But WITH the Permit it’s 1080 Blueprints (or the other currencies…).  Remember this is ONLY with dumping garbage in neighbors towns.  This does NOT impact the amount you earn when tapping in your own town.

Will not unlock until you’ve unlocked neighbor actions for the event.  Those unlock at Pt 8 of A Rail of One City. 

-Earns double game currency when dumping garbage in your neighbors towns.

-Not an actual item so once the event is over, it’s gone.

Final Thought:
As always this one’s a personal choice.  What I always do when assessing if these licenses/permits are worth it is I first look at the amount of time I have to dedicate to the game.  If I have a ton of time and think I can make up extra Blueprints daily from regular tapping of the Possums, then I pass on something like this.  But if time is limited for me and I’ll probably only be able to make it into my game once a day…then this is something that’s more worth it, as it’ll double your neighbor action currency and make up for lost possum tapping throughout the day.  Of course, don’t buy it if neighbor visits are difficult for you to make on a daily basis, since that’s the only place it will help you.  In this case…I have ZERO time to live in my game during this event, especially with our family vacation coming up soon.  So I’ll most likely pick this up.

Honestly, this is one you may want to pass on.  90 d0nuts is pricey for something that won’t be tangible in your Springfield once the event ends.  Plus you can earn currency fairly quickly if you tap frequently.  So if you’re a diligent tapper, save your donuts and pass on this one.

Of course in the end it’s your decision, we can only tell you what we would/wouldn’t do, and this is something I’ll most likely pickup this weekend.  Whatever you decide, just remember this is one item for the event that’s better the earlier you purchase it.  So if you’re on the fence, I’d say try to make your final decision by this weekend…this way you can get the most benefit over the rest of the event!

And that’s it my friends…the full rundown and pros and cons of the Dumping Permit.

What do you think of the Dumping Permit?  Are you still thinking about purchasing it or wanting to see how the event pans out the next couple of days before you make a decision?  Thoughts on dumping trash in neighbor’s towns?  How’s your Blueprint count doing?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

27 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts on the Dumping Permit?

  1. Do the permits stack? I bought the 90 donut one and was wondering if the others would further increase my bonuses.

  2. I wasn’t going to buy this because I thought it only helped you earn your max more quickly vs earning more. I’m thinking about buying this now.

  3. I bought the recycling plant and the permit asap, even though I’m a frequent tapper I usually have trouble hitting final prizes in events. I was very short in Act 3 of Tap Ball. I want to get every piece of track I possibly can and now that I just heard you can earn bonus track, I’m glad I did.

  4. Jayson Monnnger

    I am not getting bonuts from completing project. Only got two or three sets of two. Is that normal? Or is there a problem. I am not getting the donut on the task list.

  5. I never get these permits, but I’m just wondering…do they stay in your inventory after the event is over (maybe reusable in some future, related event?

  6. If you have the Little Lisa recycling plant and you know you won’t be able to visit friends every day during the event, then the donuts you can spend on the permit are better spent rushing the recycling plant, which gives you 350 blueprints for only 2 donuts.

    90 donuts spent on the plant equals 15750 blue prints, vs 16200 extra donuts from having the permit and using it for 30 days.

    • Can I ask how you placed the Lisa recycling plant? I can’t seem to – was all set to buy it but it won’t rotate, only seems to be able to go on the beach, but It’s too big to fit there ….confused

    • I agree, and that’s what I’ve been doing. rushed the plant 4x and am way ahead of things now and will get the character prize tomorrow for sure.

      And Moley66 – yeah it can only be placed on the beach, half of it’s appearance is a net bringing fish and seaweed into it from the water.
      I happened to have am empty area near the bottom right corner it went in.(new land was available).

  7. As a result of the cap on blueprints from the Project Office, I might have bought this. But, despite that, I’m not doing too badly (I’ve already got about 31000 Blueprints), and I’ve already had my holiday – so I can probably get all the prizes without the permit, so I’ll pass on it.

  8. Is it weird that, as a Brit, a lot of people I know are happy that the English football (soccer) league has started again, yet I’m happier about the monorail finally arriving in TSTO?

  9. Given the daily cap on blueprints through the board, the frequent player could benefit from this by getting through the prizes quicker and removing the cap leaving more time to go crazy trying to collect bonus tracks. It is pretty darn pricey though…..

  10. I always find these permits beneficial ONLY if you get them right away. But at 90 donuts it is a bit of a stretch.

  11. I always buy these and always regret it. I play so often it doesn’t really make sense, maybe it’s why I don’t sweat getting everything.

  12. These would be more tempting to buy if they actually came with even a little decoration related to the event that you could keep. Thus I never buy these.

  13. HarrisonFordLives

    I like the stink lines on the Springfield Arms. Wish I could make them permanent!

  14. Thanks for the write-up Alissa. I bought it because I want to have as many track pieces as possible, so I’m really aiming for the Bonus pieces awarded after normal progression is completed.

  15. For the blueprints, is it better to collect on the small prize, medium prize or large prize? Just wondering what the best strategy is 🙂

  16. I’m doing pretty well without it, so I’ll probably pass on this one. Even with bonuts, I won’t be able to make back what I would spend. Although I could earn extra rail pieces… Dang it. Now I’m on the fence! How do I almost talk myself into things like this?!?!? 🙀

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