Figure 4-18. Barrel incinerator.
4-23. RUBBISH DISPOSAL
Rubbish or trash consists of wastes that originate at kitchens, barracks, wards,
quarters, and offices. It includes such items as emptied containers, waste paper, wood,
metal, glass, ashes, and crockery. Depending on the local salvage program, some of
these items may be salvaged and reused or sold. Rubbish can be divided into two
classes--combustible (that which can be burned) and noncombustible (that which will
a. Bivouac. On bivouac and at temporary camps, rubbish is usually buried in
pits or in trenches with the garbage. If this is done, care should be taken to flatten tin
cans and break down boxes before they are added to the pit or trench. If cans are not
flattened and boxes are not broken, they use too much of the space in pits or trenches.
b. Camps. In camps where the length of stay is over one week, the combustible
rubbish is usually burned in a barrel incinerator (figure 4-18) and the noncombustible
rubbish is either buried or hauled to a suitable site.