Incinerators for Cannabis Waste Disposal Compliance

Across the United States and the world, cannabis cultivators are learning how to deal with the challenge of disposing of cannabis waste.  Marijuana farmers are required to dispose of the organic compound according to their local legislation. With the continued increase in marijuana production, it is likely that government regulations will continue to change and tighten.  Here are all the states where marijuana is legal, as of June, 2019. 

Become Compliant with Marijuana Disposal Laws

disposal marijuana waste incineratorThe Regulations for waste disposal of recreational and medical marijuana differ from state to state and continue to be written. A common thread is that after cultivation, the cannabis plant waste must be rendered unusable. Firelake Manufacturing makes incinerators to help with compliance to marijuana disposal laws. Using cannabis waste incinerators, the marijuana plant will be reduced to ash in just a matter of minutes.

Woodchipper or Shredder for Marijuana Waste Disposal

Some marijuana producers have used wood chippers or shredders to properly dispose of the marijuana waste. Similar to an incinerator, an industrial shredder for marijuana waste can handle both wet and dry waste (dry will burn faster than wet). One major setback for these options is that a wood chipper can take 1-2 days to process, and a marijuana shredder takes 3-4 hours.  But the incinerator destroys the marijuana waste to ash in just a matter of minutes.  With an incinerator, the user also doesn’t have to deal with challenges such clogs or build-up.

Many states report… Failure to meet marijuana waste disposal requirements can lead to monetary fines up to $15,000 and/or the cancellation of the business’s marijuana license.

Why use Incinerators for Cannabis Waste Disposal?

  • Efficiently turns cannabis waste into ash in matter of minutes
  • Incineration results in a 90-98% reduction of the material incinerated
  • The ash is sterile and can be disposed in the trash can or composted in the field
  • Cleaner than most forms of emission and the emission data on other forms of waste in Firelake equipment is on average 95-98% below the allowed level of emission (or at 2-5% of the allowed emission)
  • No ground contamination
  • No water contamination
  • Easy to operate and maintain
  • We fit the client with the proper size equipment to match the business needs
  • Many model sizes and options to choose from


Are you interested in learning more about Firelake Manufacturing’s incinerators for cannabis waste disposal? Learn more about our cannabis waste incinerators here. Firelake Manufacturing can answer your questions, help you locate a local dealer, and get you started.  Call us today at 800-820-3391 or contact us here.