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I am thinking of setting up a pet crematorium, is there much competition and what do I need to do?
Where do I get a permit for low capacity cremators?
I am thinking of setting up a Pet Crematorium do I need a license?
What cremation equipment do I need to setup a pet crematorium?
What is the animal cremation process?
What happens to the pets ashes?
How do I disposed of the ashes?
Can I scatter the ash on my land?
How much should I charge for a pet cremation?
Why should I buy an Addfield Pet Cremator?
Where have Addfield Pet cremators been sold?

 

I am thinking of setting up a pet crematorium, is there much competition and what do I need to do?

This is one of the most common questions we receive, we would strongly suggest to our customers to think about their business model. What service do they want to offer? Household pets cremations, private pet cremations, equine cremations, mass cremations or veterinary cremations. It is paramount you keep focused and realistic to make your business a success.

Ask your self, who is the competition? How close is the nearest pet crematorium? What services and prices do they offer?

 

Where are you going to set up your business? And are you going to have a memorial grounds or send the ashes to landfill? Settings and surroundings are very important along with customer service, is your location fitting to the type of service you want to offer?

 

Where can I get a permit for low capacity cremators?

Every crematory sold in the UK needs a permit, the process for application with a cremation machine is fairly simple, it's done by filling out one application form located on the DEFRA website here . The AHVLA (Animal health and veterinary laboratories agency) will then come out a vet your site to ascertain its viability - the success rate is very high and shouldn't be considered a daunting process. All of our cremators are Defra and Dard approved and comply with EU legislation, you will be supplied with a Manufacturer’s compliance certificate examples of compliance certificates can be found here.

 

I am thinking of setting up a pet crematorium do I need a license?

The incineration of dead pets (including pre-incineration storage) in crematoria with a capacity of less than 50kg per hour, previously required a permit from the Environment Agency as a waste operation. This activity, because it is approved by Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency(AHVLA) under the Animal By-Product Regulations(ABPR), will now fall out of scope of the rWFD and will no longer require a license. However, any plant incinerating additional wastes, such as veterinary waste, is likely to require both an Environment Agency permit and approval by AHVLA.

 

What cremation equipment do I need to setup a pet crematorium?

We have an array of Pet Cremators to suit your business.

If you do not find the cremator that best fits your needs please contact us, we offer bespoke units to meet our customers individual needs.

 

What is the animal cremation process?

If you are not cremating the pet straight away, make sure you have adequate storage facilities available to eliminate cross contamination, i.e. a large storage fridge. Once you are ready to cremate the pet, load the pet into the cremator, shut the door, and select the duration of the cycle. Many household pets should be cremated within an hour (pets weighing less than 50 kilos) once the unit is up to optimum temperature. Once the cycle is complete the cremator will begin to cool down for safe emptying of ashes. Many companies adopt different approaches, some use stainless steel trays, some empty the ashes directly from the hearth, some companies use special hoovers then empty the ashes directly from the drum, the most important part for the customer for an individual cremation service is to eliminate cross contamination of ashes.

 

What happens to the pets ashes?

Many customers will want the ashes back, so think of what service you are going to offer, are you going to supply urns? It is paramount that there is no cross contamination of ash when offering this service. Mass cremations in many scenarios means the customer does not want the ashes back.

 

How do I disposed of the ashes?

Only cattle and sheep ashes have to be separated and sent to landfill.

 

Can I scatter the ash on my land?

Firstly speak to your local Environmental Agency for more guidance, planning permission may need to be granted. Although it is not forbidden to scattered the ashes of pets on private land, a pet crematorium may be seen as a public place. Speak to the Environmental Agency for more information.

 

How much should I charge for a pet cremation?

A horse cremation cost ranges between £600-1200*
A cat cremation cost ranges between £35-75*
A dog cremation cost ranges between £35-105*
*Estimation only.

 

Why should I buy an Addfield Pet Cremator?

Addfield have been designing and manufacturing cremators for 25 years, we are the trusted manufacturer of pet cremators, with machines in every continent around the world we pride ourselves on building the most robust, reliable and thermally efficient cremator on the market.

Customer service is paramount, we will support you along your journey of setting up your pet crematorium business, speak to the experts today on 01543 571 280

 

Where have Addfield Pet cremators been sold?

Addfields machines have been sold globally, please ask for references in your local area.

 

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