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.
How much medical waste can this incinerator burn?
The MediBurn20 can destroy approximately 50lbs/hr (20kg/hr). The larger MediBurn30 can destroy approximately 75lbs/hr (30kg/hr)
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.