Incinerator bin the dos and donts of burning

An Incinerator bin really is a really great tool to have in your gardening tool arsenal.

With an incinerator bin gone are those times when you have to down tools and wait for the bin men to come and collect your garden waste. As you can deal with your garden waste quickly and efficiently, anytime that’s convenient to you. Unfortunately, not everything can be burnt in an incinerator bin, both for environmental and safety reasons.

So what exactly can you get rid of in your incinerator bin. Anything you burn, you have to remember has to be done responsibly, and with consideration for the environment and especially your neighbours. As there may be consequences to burning the wrong stuff irresponsibly.

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Find out which items you can be burn safely, or the things that you should stay clear of burning in your incinerators bin as we cover the do’s and don’ts of using am incinerator bin.


Incinerator Bin Do’s and Don’ts

There’s a wide variety of rubbish generated over time from any home that you may be tempted in getting rid through burning. Below we’ve put together an overview of some usual rubbish your typical home will produce and  let you know what you can burn, what you shouldn’t and what you can do with it instead.

Burning garden waste

The main purpose of a incinerator bin is to deal with garden waste. Throughout the year your garden can produces a large variety of differing garden waste, from hedge cuttings, grass cuttings, leaves, twigs or even large branches from tree’s. And it ‘s these types of waste that you should  primarily be burning.

Getting rid of wood waste other than from your garden

When it comes to burning wood, specifically those not from tending your garden should go to a local authority recycling centre. Burning wooden items other than twigs and branches should be avoided. Items such as furniture or leftovers from a DIY project should not be burnt in your incinerator bin. Often these types of woods have been chemically treated, whether it be a preservative , varnishes or even paints. When these are burnt noxious fumes may be the released, which may cause a nuisance.

Packaging Waste

Household waste like newspapers, cardboard and plastic containers should not be incinerated by your incinerator bin. Although the majority of these could be burnt, they would cause a nuisance especially plastic container that would again release noxious fumes and therefore would be a potential offence of the Environmental Act 1990. Most local authorities have a weekly recycling collection and they should be disposed of that way or taken to your local recycling centre.

Dealing with Food Waste

Again, you shouldn’t be burning food waste in an incinerator bin, if you’ve had the misfortune of burning a meal you know the smell is more than likely to be unpleasant and from which could cause a potential nuisance. There’s no need to burn food waste as most local authorities provide a fortnightly collection. Should you produce large amounts of food waste, you can always get in touch with your  local authority and get an additional bin. Alternatively, instead of throwing away all that potential nourishment for your garden, you could always start a compost.

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