10.4.1  Open burning

Many individual householders practise open burning in their yards, where waste is burned in a pile in the open air and the remaining ash is buried or spread on the ground. This may be easier for the householder than taking their waste to a collection point or a landfill, but the smoke is an annoyance to the neighbours and can be a health hazard (Figure 10.4). You should always discourage open burning unless it really is the only option for dealing with the waste.

Figure 10.4 Open burning produces a lot of smoke and can be dangerous.

10.4  Thermal processing methods

10.4.2  Incineration