Are You Following State Animal Disposal Laws?
Adequately disposing of animal carcasses and remains is an essential component of preventing the potential spread of disease and protecting your facility. State animal disposal laws need to be followed, as animal remains must be disposed of properly within 72 hours of death unless they are slaughtered for human consumption.
Animal remains must be disposed of properly within 72 hours of death
Properly Disposing of Remains
There are several legal ways to dispose of the poultry, swine, cattle, horse, sheep, and goat carcasses your facility accumulates. It is important to understand the different methods of disposing remains properly and which is most appropriate for your facility.
In most areas, you may compost the remains of your livestock if the number is small enough to be managed correctly. Composting requires the combination of a carbon source such as wood chips or sawdust, nitrogen (which is naturally found in manure), carcasses, and water. The materials must be layered with the carcass fully submerged. Within 24 hours, you will need to add oxygen by stirring the pile and adding water. Composting is a cost-effective and environmentally conscious way of disposing of livestock remains if you have a small quantity or an occasional loss of livestock. However, this method is time consuming and does require the use of proper materials and continual maintenance to keep the needed oxygen levels available for the natural breakdown process.
Burying the Remains
Burial is an inexpensive alternative to disposing animal carcasses. For deep burials, there are specific guidelines that must be followed to avoid groundwater contamination and to ensure accurate decomposition of the carcass. Burial is typically recommended only for extremely small numbers of carcasses.
Agricultural incinerators are used to cremate poultry, swine, and other livestock on site with the use of combustible fuel to fully cremate the carcasses. Incinerators are built with a concave refractory bottom specifically designed to ensure burnout and total destruction of solid and liquid wastes within a primary chamber that is constructed with high-temperature refractory-lined chamber walls.
Benefits of agricultural incinerators
This method of disposal does an excellent job of helping to keep your facility free of disease, viruses, contamination and unwanted scavengers. Having an incinerator in your facility can save you money on waste transportation as well, especially if you deal with frequent or large numbers of animal loss. Incinerators are considered the safest way to dispose of carcasses. The high-temperature heat produced by an incinerator destroys contaminants (viruses, disease and bacteria) within the waste and can then be recycled as heat energy.
Our Most Popular Firelake Large Animal Incinerators
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The ash produce by our incinerator is safer for the ground than other forms of waste disposal. Incinerator ash is alkaline that can help protect the environment by helping to neutralize acidic soil. It also helps to improve soil structure, water retention, and nutrient uptake. This makes it an ideal form of waste disposal because it won’t harm ground water or soil used for agricultural purposes.
Simple and Reliable On-Site Destruction
Firelake incinerators offer reliability and peace of mind in the following features:
- Complete Simplicity! You’re able to set the timer, and trust the incinerator to do its job while you focus on other tasks.
- Select the incineration capacity to best meet your needs and budget; models range up to 1600 pounds.
- Look forward to simple operation and user-friendly controls.
- Reduce hundreds of pounds of animal waste to sterile ash in no time at all.
- Run your incinerator on your fuel of choice; oil, LP or natural gas.
- On-site destruction provides ash that is safe for the environment
Reach out to Firelake Manufacturing Today!
If you’re interested in more information about incinerators, reach out to us at Firelake Manufacturing. Our expert staff members are happy to guide you through the process so that you’re confident you’re getting the right incinerator for your needs. We also have dealers located around the United States. Give us a call at 800-820-3391 or contact us online today!