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ONSITE WASTE DISPOSAL FOR REMOTE WORKSITES

10-10-2016
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The proper management and disposal of waste material is vital for the safe and effective operation of any worksite or industrial project.

Without arrangements in place, waste material can be disruptive and unsightly, it can contaminate local environments and compromise the safety of onsite workers.

Additionally, businesses can face fines and significant setbacks if issues arise because of their inability to effectively dispose of site waste.

Operators of worksites in regional or remote areas often face additional challenges as disposing of site waste can be difficult, inefficient and expensive.

This is why in recent years, incinerators have risen in popularity as an effective and practical method of onsite waste disposal for remote worksites.

Waste disposal challenges for worksite in remote areas

General waste collection, skip bins and other landfill options are a viable solution for many industrial worksites in metropolitan or built-up areas.

However, implementing solutions such as these in regional and remote areas can be difficult or expensive given the distances required to shift waste materials.

For example, if the nearest landfill is a 100km away then that’s 100km that the waste needs to travel before it can be disposed of appropriately.

This is where an onsite incinerator can help.

Incineration as an alternative form of waste disposal

Depending on the manufacturer and model, an incinerator can burn up to 30kg of hazardous or non-hazardous waste per hour.

Waste types that incinerators can dispose of include:

  • Oily rags and materials
  • Hazardous waste
  • Documents
  • General site rubbish
  • Plants and green-waste

Burn temperatures can reach 1025°C while leaving minimal ash. Incinerators can also feature a relatively small footprint which makes them easier to situate and store.
How incinerators dispose of site waste

Individual incinerators differ in terms of operation. Broadly speaking though, incinerators feature a burner or heat source and an incineration chamber.

Waste is loaded into the incineration chamber. The burner or heat source is then ignited and this applies intense heat to the chamber (as stated above, often up to 1025°C).

Contained within the incineration chamber and under the pressure of this intense heat, the waste enclosed is incinerated to ash.

Quality made incinerators can provide a very clean burn, disposing of smoke efficiently in order to minimise environmental impact.

Advantages of onsite incineration

Onsite waste incinerators offer three primary benefits.

1- Incineration takes place on site

Unlike landfill alternatives, incinerators can dispose of waste onsite. Therefore waste transport and commercial dumping costs can be reduced.

2- Portable incinerators allow for easy setup/removal

Portable incinerators are as the name suggests ‘portable’. They can be setup easily and then moved onto the next location or worksite as required.

3 - Long service life

Cared for properly, incinerators can provide a long service life. They can deliver reliable disposal of waste for numerous projects and worksites as required.

Limitations of onsite incineration

Incineration provides a practical method for safely disposing of general site waste and hazardous waste (selected models only). However, in many cases it is not a complete waste management solution.

Building waste such as concrete, bricks, and plasters cannot be incinerated. They will need to be taken away via the traditional waste management procedures, such as skip bins.

Additionally, different incinerators can feature different capacities and burn speeds. So, before purchasing, it is important to ensure that your chosen incinerator’s capacity matches your waste disposal requirements.
Summary

Incinerators can offer a practical method of disposing of waste on remote worksites.

However, depending on the type of waste for disposal, incinerators may need to be coupled with more traditional forms of waste disposal in order to provide a complete solution.

For general worksite waste though, incinerators can provide an efficient and cost-effective alternative to having waste transported to landfill.

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