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Drug Terminator

The Elastec Drug Terminator is a portable, drug disposal incinerator for evidence drugs, paraphernalia and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs). It was designed for the on-site disposal of evidence property, prison contraband, and drugs collected during community take-back programs. Law enforcement agencies, prisons, military installations and medical facilities can destroy drugs by injecting them into a cyclone of fire with the Drug Terminator's patented Easy-Feed Cartridge. We also manufacture deposit boxes for drug take-back programs. Read our FAQ. Please fill out our questionnaire to help us determine the type of barrel burner you may need. Order replacement parts for the Elastec Drug Terminator.

In addition to drugs, the Drug Terminator also burns other non-hazardous substances such as documents, plants, food, and lab materials with minimal environmental impact. Non-combustibles, such as syringes and sharps, are sterilized and can be safely disposed in accordance with municipal waste requirements.

More efficient than open barrel burning, the intense heat creates a clean, smoke-free burn disintegrating the discarded materials into an average of 1% to 3% ash residue. The drug disposal incinerator assembly is easily moved from one location to another on a dolly-like cart.

The mobile incinerator attaches to a removable head or “open-end” drum as specified by ISO Standards. The measurement of this drum type is standard internationally. ISO 15750, published in 2002, traditionally identifies this drum as being 55 American Gallon.

Incineration is a waste treatment process that involves the combustion of organic substances contained in waste materials. Incineration and other high-temperature waste treatment systems are described as “thermal treatment”. Incineration of waste materials converts the waste into ash, flue gas and heat. The ash is mostly formed by the inorganic constituents of the waste.

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  • Elevated Stand (Protects Floors from Heat)
  • Airflow Controls
  • Easily Removed Motor Covers
  • Quick Access to Air Filters
  • Stainless Steel Spark Screen
  • Stir Port Cover
  • Integral APC System
  • Four Fast Lock Barrel Clamps that create a tighter seal on the drum (and prevent smoke emission)
  • Stainless Steel Air Feed Hose
  • Automatic Killswitch
  • Shielded Electric Cord
  • Shielded Wheels and Handle
  • Weatherproof Toggle Switch
  • Instructional Labels and Videos

Drug Terminator Photos

Drug Terminator Video

“Our department recently purchased one of the Drug Terminator incinerators. Our first use of the unit reduced 7, 55-gallon drums of miscellaneous expired prescription medications and their containers to a small amount of ash which filled about 1/3 of the drum.”

Kris W.

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Typical List of Burnables

  • Methamphetamines
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
  • Opiates
  • Ecstasy
  • Heroin
  • Paraphernalia
  • Lab Materials
  • Sterilizes Metal (Needles, Pipes, etc.)

Drug take-back program drop-off box

Drug Drop-Off Box

Elastec manufactures drug drop-off boxes that can be used in conjunction with either our Drug Terminator or Mediburn for take-back programs. The boxes can be set up at locations to collect expired and unused prescription drugs so that they can safely be incinerated. Our drug drop-off boxes can be painted or wrapped with graphics to suit the needs of your location. Each box has a lockable deposit door, retrieval door for emptying, and 4 bolt anchor holes in the base. Contact us for more information.

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Drug Terminator Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use this where I am located?
The Drug Terminator falls into the category of Cyclonic Barrel Burner covered by EPA Regulation 40 CFR Part 60 (Standards of Performance) exempted under section 60.2555. Always contact your regulatory authority before use.

What can I burn in the unit?
Narcotics, pharmaceuticals, paraphernalia, clothing, most evidence, documents, etc.

How much does it burn?
The Drug Terminator is rated at 50lbs/hr but has been known to burn up to 300lbs/hr depending on the type of material being destroyed.

Is there any smoke?
The Drug Terminator releases some smoke when first started but this is only wood or charcoal smoke and therefore harmless. Once it reaches temperature, there should be no smoke or smell released by the unit to affect the operators or bystanders.

Is any PPE required?
Heat resistant gloves and safety glasses are recommended, plus any other PPE as deemed necessary.

40 CFR 60.2887 – What combustion units are excluded from this subpart

“(p) Units that combust contraband or prohibited goods. Your incineration unit is excluded if the unit is owned or operated by a government agency such as police, customs, agricultural inspection, or a similar agency to destroy only illegal or prohibited goods such as illegal drugs, or agricultural food products that can not be transported into the country or across State lines to prevent biocontamination. The exclusion does not apply to items either confiscated or incinerated by private, industrial, or commercial entities.”

Learn more about 40 CFR 60.2887

Barrel Burner Questionnaire

Thank you for considering Elastec Incinerators for your waste disposal needs. Please complete this questionnaire so that we may fully assess your requirements.

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