The Phúc Hòa commune in Tân Yên district, Bắc Giang province has just started constructing 10 small-scale waste burners for 10 villages. The operation will be at the beginning of August 2021. The burner is 3m in length, 2m in width, and 4m in height. It is made from brick and cement. The burner is equipped with a steel net on the bottom, which is 30cm higher than the ground to keep the waste not falling out. The stack is made from terracotta. The total cost of each waste burner is 40 million VNĐ.
Small-scale waste burners are considered a solution to solid waste treatment for rural areas in Vietnam, where no waste collection and transportation are possible, though it doesn’t meet environmental standards (i.e., QCVN61-MT:2016/BTNMT) and is not promoted by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE).
Source & further information: “Tân Yên: Khởi công xây dựng 10 lò đốt rác tại xã Phúc Hoà” at https://www.moitruongvadothi.vn, “Village incinerators a threat to the environment, residents” at https://vietnamnews.vn, and “Tổng cục Môi trường: Không chấp thuận các lò đốt rác cấp thôn, xã” at https://baotainguyenmoitruong.vn, accessed on 21 July 2021.