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What can I incinerate?

Incineration is the most efficient, economic, bio-secure solution for the disposal of problematical or hazardous waste. Incinerators can be used to dispose of many various types of waste and are, in particular, an excellent option for the safe, bio-secure disposal of diseased animal carcasses. Types of materials suitable for incineration include:

Animal carcasses

  • Chickens and Turkey carcasses – Poultry Farms, Poultry breeders, Egg Producers.
  • Pig carcasses – Pig Farms, Pig Breeders.
  • Cattle farms – Cattle Farms, Dairy Farms, Special Breeds Farms.
  • Sheep carcasses – Sheep Farms, Sheep Breeders, Shepherds.
  • Pet carcasses – Veterinary Surgeons’ Practices.
  • Camel and donkey carcasses – Middle-Eastern and African local authorities.


  • Illegal drugs, banned substances – Customs and Excise

Organic and Hazardous Waste

  • Clinical waste – Hospitals and Medical Practices

Biologically Hazardous Waste

  • Post-epidemic material (carcasses resulting from diseases such as Avian Flu, Blue Tongue, Foot & Mouth disease, BSE and Swine Fever) to ensure containment and bio-security – Farms
  • Post-catastrophic event material (carcasses and biologically hazardous waste resulting from war, epidemic and natural disaster etc. which require urgent or immediate disposal) – Governmental Departments, Military Organisations, Emergency Services
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