Maishima Incineration Plant


As I mentioned in my other post, there are two building or facility that has some weird design in Maishma, this one is the Incineration plant.

It burns garbage from Osaka City, Yao City and Matsuhara City. Tour here is more famous than the Sludge Center and the facility are more tour-friendly too.

Again the tour itself is in Japanese but you can request English and I think Chinese audio when you make your reservations.

Let’s start the tour.

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The red color represents fire.

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With the tower. Inside the tower are 4 big exhaust pipes.

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Unloading area for the garbage.

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A miniature version of the inner part of the facility.

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A miniature version of whole facility.

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The “garbage picker”. The facility have 2 incinerator which can burn up to 450 tons of garbage in day so that would 900 tons/day.

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The office and monitoring area.

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Our guide explaining to us how the garbage are being incinerated.

It is an amazing facility. People asked why would you go there? Why not? I think it is vital how our rubbish are being disposed and how our tax money are being used. The facility operates 24 hours but other than the smell of the incoming garbage trucks, there is no smell at all. The air filtering system is amazing.

Also the facility does not use any gas, oil to burn the garbage. It uses a sort of air combustion technique . They also use Thermal recycling meaning no energy is going to waste. The heat from the boiler rooms are utilized for floor heating, water, gas reheating and for preventing explosion in the hammer crusher. The same energy is also used for power up the plants operation on a daily basis and the remaining power is transmitted back to the local power company.

Details on how to make reservations are here(sorry only Japanese).

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Vhio Magtoto says:

    面白い

  2. Reblogged this on Musings of a Penpusher and commented:
    This sounds brilliant. Wish our UK government would emulate.

  3. This sounds brilliant. Wish our UK government would emulate.

    1. samokan says:

      Same here, I also wish we have the same facility back home.

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