Inciner8 marketing manager, Alex Billingsley (pictured), believes that incineration remains the most effective and bio secure method for properly disposing of fallen livestock, ultimately safeguarding agricultural businesses against disease outbreaks and avoiding cross contamination.
According to Alex: “Not only does incineration eradicate the risk of disease and infection almost completely, it also prevents vermin or insect infestations.
“Severe winter weather over recent years has meant a steady rise in fallen stock, which has affected farmers’ profits. Many reservations around the use of incinerators stem from archaic misconceptions when, in fact, Defra-approved incineration technology is clean, cost-effective, and mobile – with options such as trailer-mounted and containerised. Together, these put farmers back in control of both their overheads and the operational requirements associated with fallen stock.
“Increasing pressure from ‘Zero Waste to Landfill’ targets and schemes for ‘Going Green’ also support a compelling case for UK farms to invest in sustainable waste management solutions. Indeed, there are various government grants and tax relief schemes available to make an incinerator an attractive investment.
“As experts in waste incineration, Inciner8 has supported farms around the globe in developing and enforcing effective waste management strategies, and have been central to ensuring incineration becomes a preventative measure as opposed to a clean-up exercise.”