(2) Solid Waste. You may bury, burn, or backhaul solid waste.
following paragraphs provide the procedures.
During peacetime, most state laws prohibit trash
However, during wartime, if the unit will be at a site for less
than one week, bury solid waste in pits or trenches. These pits or trenches
must be at least 27 meters (90 feet) from the dining area and at least 27
meters away from any water source that you use for cooking or drinking. Use
the garbage pit if the unit will be at the site for only one day. If the
unit will be at the site for two days to a week, use a garbage trench. Be
sure that personnel flatten cans, break up boxes, and nest T-Ration trays
one inside the other before they dump them.
During peacetime, most state laws prohibit the
burning of trash. During wartime, if the unit is going to be at a site for
more than one week, plan to burn solid waste in an open incinerator. Use an
inclined incinerator or a cross-trench incinerator.
burn wet garbage. Have personnel separate the liquid waste from the solid
waste. Have them strain the garbage with a coarse strainer such as an oil
bucket, a can, or a 55-gallon drum with holes in the bottom.
liquid through a grease trap into a soakage pit or a trench.
Bury or haul nonburnable garbage to a disposal site.
Ensure that field incinerators are at least 45 meters (150 feet) from the
kitchen and the dining areas so that the odor does not bother the cooks and
Figure 1-11 shows how to build inclined and cross-trench
Incinerators make smoke.
DO NOT use an incinerator if the
smoke will reveal your location to the enemy.
Inclined and cross-trench incinerators