- 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
- Police Departments
- Military Bases
- Veterinary Clinics
List of Burnables
- Gloves (rubber)
& Masks (cotton)
- Trash Bags
- IV Bags
- Specimen Cups
- Disposable Gowns
- 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.)
MediBurn Control Panel
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. Multi-lingual support is available.
The control panel is used to control and monitor the incinerator. The display can be switched to show either the remaining incineration time or the temperature of the incineration gases. The control panel has indication lamps that show when each diesel burner is in operation.
The automated system makes using MediBurn as easy as using a household microwave. The solid-state design makes it easier to service in the field (compared to PLC units).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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Note: The MediBurn can be used for general waste, medical waste, prescription drug, and document incineration. Please specify.