Elastec’s MediBurn Medical Waste Incinerator is a batch load, direct fire, mobile incinerator for a variety of applications including medical waste. The unit is one of the lightest in its class, facilitating deployment for virus outbreaks, mission hospitals in remote areas, and disaster relief operations. It does not use cast concrete, rather a layer of fire bricks, that can be easily replaced in the field as needed. Primarily running on diesel, the MediBurn incinerator can also be fueled by heating oil or JP8. It is available in two sizes depending on the volume of waste to be handled. The modulating under air burners ensure consistent high temperatures needed to destroy infectious waste, whilst retaining the flue gas for sterilization. Simply load waste into the chamber, close the door and turn on the unit. Minimal training is required and the waste incinerator is ready to use upon delivery. It has been used with great success in eliminating medical waste during Ebola outbreaks. It is also able to destroy medical waste from other viral outbreaks like Coronavirus (COVID-19). We also manufacture a drop-off box for drug take-back programs and offer a line of accessories for MediBurnRead our FAQ. Fill out our questionnaire and tell us about your project.

According to estimations, one hospital bed can generate between 13 lbs. (5.8 Kg) and 23 lbs. (10.4 Kg) of medical waste per day. Thermal treatment of infectious medical waste is the ideal solution for hospital waste management. Illegal dumping severely affects the environment and syringes and other waste can end up on beaches, in the ocean, in rivers and other bodies of water. The proper destruction of this waste with incineration helps prevent the spread of infectious diseases like Ebola or the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

MediBurn incinerates everything from medical waste to animal remains with clean emissions. The incinerator’s small footprint makes it easy to fit in facilities with limited space. Its portability and simple installation offers the flexibility for relocation. This medical waste incinerator is easy to operate and requires minimal training.

Both models of Mediburn offer modulating burners and under-air technology. They also offer electronic controls for improved safety and system control. Multi-language support is available.

  • Minimal training
  • Quick setup & ready to use upon delivery
  • Easy to operate with state-of-the-art controls
  • Requires only power supply connection and diesel fuel
  • Automatic pre-set cycle control for efficient fuel consumption
  • Thermostatic temperature control for efficient fuel consumption
  • Dual chamber combustion and high exhaust temperatures in excess of 1000°C (1832°F)

National Stock Numbers;
MediBurn (0MEDI-220): 4540-01-551-9666
MediBurn Spares (0KIT-SP130): 4540-01-551-9551
MediBurn30 (0MEDI-230): 4540-01-581-2479
MediBurn30 Spares (0KIT-SP133): 4540-01-581-2546
ThermoCouple (4THERCO000C): 6685-01-567-5073

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Airports produce a lot of waste including international items that may need quarantined or require special disposal methods. Food items, hazardous waste and other general waste from jets and terminals can be destroyed on-site.

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While most small towns and municipal agencies have general waste disposal methods, there are times when special care needs to be taken. Elastec incinerators provide a save and clean method to dispose of excess waste.

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Police Agencies

Police agencies can utilize incinerators to dispose of confiscated narcotics, take-back drugs and waste from jails and prisons.

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  • Small Hospitals
  • Community Clinics
  • Poultry Farms
  • Dialysis Clinics
  • Blood Banks
  • Physicians’ Offices
  • Dental Offices
  • Centers for Disease Control
  • Acute Psychiatric Facilities
  • Outpatient Surgical Facilities
  • Health Maintenance Organizations
  • Home Health Agencies
  • Hospice Agencies
  • Animal Cremation
  • Disaster Relief Operations
  • Pharmacies
  • Police Departments
  • Laboratories
  • Military Bases
  • Veterinary Clinics
  • Airports


  • Gloves (rubber)
    & Masks (cotton)
  • Gauze
  • Garments
  • Swabs
  • Trash Bags
  • Containers
  • IV Bags
  • Specimen Cups
  • Disposable Gowns
  • Sheets
  • Pre-Moistened Towels
  • Paper Towels
  • Diapers (polypropylene & cottons)
  • Napkins (polypropylene & cotton)
  • Forks, Spoons & Cups (polypropylene)
  • Syringes (iron & HDPP & anti-shock PE)
  • Ampoule (glass)
  • Bottles & Caps (polypropylene & polyethylene)
  • Petri Dish (hard crystal/glass)
  • Test Tubes (HDPE & anti-shock PP)
  • Pipettes (HDPP)
  • Hard plastic (HDPP & LDPP)
  • Bandages (cotton)
  • Soft & hard tubes (polyethylene)
  • Body Parts and Tissues

Waste Chemicals and Drugs: Medical waste does not include any chemicals or drugs identified as hazardous waste. Drugs and chemicals identified as hazardous waste should not be included.

Sharps: Needles and scalpels should not be included with materials to be put in the unit because of danger in handling. If included, the sharps would be sterilized but not melt.

DO NOT BURN: Soft & hard PVC tubes, cytoxic waste (chemotherapy waste), X-ray chemicals, hazardous chemicals, or large amounts of liquid. (Too much liquid will leak over the front lip of the chamber.)

General Waste Incinerator Control Panel

MediBurn incinerator controller

The Mediburn has been updated with a new control system with the following benefits and features: 

  • Touch Screen display with interactive controls and indicators. The multi-layered display shows temperatures (upper and lower burn chambers), timer and visual indicators of system performance (blowers, door lock, burners, burn time). 
  • Debugging functionality. 
  • Multi-language capabilities 
  • Data logging 
  • Older models can be upgraded. 
  • Available on the Mediburn 20 & 30 

The electronic Mediburn control system automatically goes through the burn cycle with minimal operator input. The upper chamber pre-heats before the waste is burnt. Automatic door locking feature for safe loading and unloading of ash. The control panel is used to control and monitor the operation of the incinerator. The display shows the temperature of the incineration gases in each chamber as well as the remaining time in the current incineration cycle. It also indicates when each diesel burner is in operation. The control panel will log all the information for retrieval as needed. 

Drug 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 General Waste Incinerators 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is medical waste?
Any waste that is generated as a by-product of healthcare work is considered medical waste. This would include syringes, used gauze, soiled linens, and any other material that comes in contact with the body during diagnosis, research, or treatment.

Is my waste hazardous?
Under environmental legislation, waste is considered hazardous when it contains substances or has properties that make it harmful to human health or the environment. This can include items like gloves, aprons, gowns, syringes, IVs, bandages, and gauze.

Can MediBurn be used to incinerate infectious waste from an Ebola outbreak?
Yes. Elastec’s MediBurn has proven itself in eliminating infectious medical waste in locations ranging from Sudan to the South Pacific, in remote healthcare facilities and developing countries on every continent but Antarctica. Agencies ranging from UNICEF to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control have found the units helpful in fighting infectious disease.

What temperature does the unit reach?
It burns at 1,900F (1,000C) and can reach temperatures above 2,200F (1,250C)

What electrical hookup is required?
It needs a 220v, single phase power connection. It can work with 50 or 60Hz. It also requires diesel fuel for operation.

How big is the fuel tank and how much fuel does it use?
The on-board fuel tank holds 40 gallons. It uses 2-3 gallons per hour.

How hard is this unit to operate?
It is very easy to operate with little or no training. The control system is simple to understand and repairs/maintenance can be done with basic mechanical skills. Technical support is always available by phone or email.

MediBurn Specifications

Weight:2,000 lb / 907 kg2,440 lb / 1,107 kg
Height:82 inch / 2.08 m without stack82 inch / 2.08 m without stack
Width:34 inch / 0.86 m34 inch / 0.86 m
Length:62 inch / 1.57 m79 inch / 2.01 m
Primary Chamber Volume:10.5 ft³ / 0.28 m³13 ft³ / 0.37 m³
Suggested Load Volume:8 ft³ / 0.22 m³ load10.5 ft³ / 0.30 m³
Burn Rate:44-88 lb/hr / 20-40 kg/hr66-110 lb/hr / 30-50 kg/hr
Diameter of Stack:12 inch / 0.3 m OD12 inch / 0.3m OD
Burn Temperature:1,000ºC / 1,832ºF1,000ºC / 1,832ºF


Electrical:220 volt220 volt
Location:Level surface 7 ft / 2 m from nearest structureLevel surface 7 ft / 2 m from nearest structure

Fuel and Power Consumption

Electrical:0.35 kW/hr0.35 kW/hr
Fuel:2 to 3 gallons per hour
7 to 11 litres per hour
2 to 3 gallons per hour
7 to 11 litres per hour

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

“We purchased the incinerator for our Haiti-based hospital serving 500,000 indigent poor each year. I would highly recommend to seriously considering partnering with Elastec, as to date have had a concrete impact on our service to the worlds poor.”

Partners in Health, Boston, USA

“This equipment allows MSF to reduce considerably the toxic emissions of the incineration of hospital waste in a residential area of Port Au Prince, Haiti. The incinerator allows infectious waste at this hospital to be incinerated following WHO recommendations.”

Medicans Sans Frontieres / Doctors without Borders

“We have installed the Incinerator as per manufacturer’s instructions and the Incinerator is well functioning. It enables our hospital to dispose of the medical waste in a safe manner.”

African Union, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

“The Department of Health and Family Services – Environmental Health Program endorses the use of the incinerator as a consequence of successful trials at Darwin and Katherine Hospitals.”

Northern Territory Govt (Australia)

“The MediBurn has allowed us to reduce considerably the toxic emissions of the incineration of our hospital waste. It has allowed the infectious medical waste at the hospital to be incinerated following WHO recommendations.”

Jordan D.

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