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Safety is our number one priority and we take every precaution to ensure our incinerators minimize the risk of both bodily harm and wildfire. Below are some tips on safe burning.

HELP PREVENT WILDFIRES: Never have a fire on top or near PEAT MOSS because peat moss will catch on fire and is very hard to extinguish. Many wildfires begin to start burning again months after the fire was put out because peat moss smolders and will start burning again creating another wildfire.

BURN PERMITS: Some state and local governments ban the burning of many waste materials and household garbage. It is important to contact your local city or county environmental office or state environmental agency to obtain necessary burning permits and to find out about local and state burning restrictions.

Here are recommendations for a safe burn

  • Fully assemble the incinerator (including all screws) before burning.
  • All models are for outside use only.
  • Locate your Burn Right incinerator in the center of a cleared area approximately 30 to 40 feet in diameter including clear overhead.
  • Keep a water hose available when incinerating.
  • Never burn in high winds. If a storm approaches you can spray water to completely extinguish your burnables without causing damage to your stainless steel model.
  • While burning, your model must be level and tight to the ground and the cover must always be in place to reduce the risk of fire spreading.
  • Add burnable items so airflow is not restricted. Avoid stacking files and confidential papers tightly together like a book.
  • Light incinerator/thermal shredder from the top. Always incinerate with the cover dome side up.
  • Use a handle & heavy gloves while handling the cover to prevent burns.
  • Incinerator to be used for burning dry material, yard waste, and non-recyclable paper products.
  • Do not use flammable liquids.
  • Never let the ashes build up so they touch the bottom of the angle grates.
  • Ashes may take one or more days to completely cool. Pour water on the ashes to completely extinguish if you have to move your outdoor fireplace before the ashes have completely cooled.
  • NOTE: After the ashes have thoroughly cooled tip the incinerator toward you and roll away from the pile of ashes. Remove the ashes and return your incinerator to its original burning position.
  • Do not put burnt ashes in the garden, dispose of as waste material.
  • Keep children and pets away from the unit. (Temperatures may reach 1600 degrees F)
  • The unit should not be left unattended.
  • Keep combustible materials away from the exterior while burning.
  • Do not burn pressurized containers, such as aerosol cans.
  • Do not burn any type of battery.