Burning garbage is advantageous because it reduces the volume of trash within landfills, concentrates harmful compounds into ash, is less expensive and produces electricity or power, according to RenewableEnergyWorld.com. Burning garbage is a relatively easy task and takes less time.
Burning of garbage is common among rural communities using incinerators. Garbage burning should be carried out with caution to prevent forest fires. Be cautious against breathing smoke from burnt garbage or consuming food contaminated with smoke to avoid negative health consequences. There are local and state laws that regulate the burning of garbage to prevent its impact on health and the environment.