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Municipal Waste Incinerator

Elastec's Municipal Waste Incinerators are environmentally safe, compact, and easy to operate. These systems are ideal for burning general waste, collected drugs from take-back programs, biological evidence, illegal drugs and paraphernalia, biological waste, seized contraband, food waste, and trash. The units are suited for use in hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, laboratories, blood banks, police departments, military bases, veterinary clinics, and airports. We also manufacture a drop-off box for drug take-back programs and offer a line of incinerator accessories. Read our FAQ. Fill out our questionnaire and tell us about your project.

How Incineration Works

Dual chambers eliminate solid waste in the bottom chamber and continue to burn ash and fumes in the top chamber. Modulating burners and under-air technology provide efficient burns and fuel savings. The electronic controls are easy to use and provide multi-language support.

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The Municipal Waste Incinerator's temperature of 1,000º C (1,832º F) burns approximately 44 to 110 lbs. (20 to 50 kgs) of material per hour. Its compact size and portability make the Municipal Waste Incinerator easy to install and convenient to move.

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  • Easy to operate controls with automatic operation through four stage burn cycle.
  • Pre-set cycle control for efficient use of fuel.
  • Dual chamber combustion, (in excess of 1000°C /1832°F) exceeding regulatory requirements.
  • Modulating, direct-fire diesel burners.
  • Open door sensor and door lock.
  • Ceramic refractory can be easily replaced in the field with no special tools required.
  • Multi fuel capability -Diesel, Heating Oil, Number 2 Fuel Oil, JP8.
  • Easy cleanout with supplied rake.
  • Environmentally friendly (based on actual flue gas and bottom ash analyses).
  • Low weight facilitates shipping in emergency relief operations.
  • Optional: Exhaust stack in different lengths.

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Municipal Waste Incinerator Documentation

“We’ve burnt waste with the Elastec Municipal Waste Incinerator a maximum of 8 hours a day since receiving it and haven’t stopped. We haven’t had any major issues.”

Michael T.

“The Municipal Waste Incinerator has worked a whole cycle without any problems. Thank you.”

Simon A.

“The Municipal Waste Incinerator 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.

“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)

“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

“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 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

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Optimal Locations

Airport incineratorAirports

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.

Municipal incineratorMunicipalities

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.

Police incineratorPolice Agencies

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


  • Poultry Farms
  • Blood Banks
  • Hospice Agencies
  • Animal Cremation
  • Disaster Relief Operations
  • Pharmacies
  • Acute Psychiatric Facilities
  • Police Departments
  • Laboratories
  • Military Bases
  • Veterinary Clinics
  • Airports
  • Military Police
  • Drug Task Forces
  • Customs & Border Protection
  • Universities
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Coroners Office
  • Prosecutors Office
  • Solid Waste Entities
  • Medical Marijuana Facilities

List of Burnables

  • Oil Absorbents
    (cellulose, cotton, polypropylene)
  • Oil Filters
  • Paper products
  • Newspapers
  • Biological Evidence
  • Office waste
  • Cardboard
  • Fast Food Paper Wastes
  • Computer Paper
  • Sensitive Documents
  • Wood products – Pallets and Packing
  • Clothing
  • Gloves
  • Oily Rags
  • Packaging Material
  • Confiscated Drugs – Methamphetamines, Cocaine, Marijuana, Opiates, Ecstasy, Heroin, Paraphernalia
Waste incinerator control panel

General Waste Incinerator Control Panel

The electronic 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 the municipal waste incinerator as easy as using a household microwave. The solid-state design makes it easier to service in the field (compared to PLC units).

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 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Municipal Waste Incinerator 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

Municipal Waste Incinerator Questionnaire

Thank you for considering the Elastec Municipal Waste Incinerator. Please complete this questionnaire so that we may fully assess your requirement.

Note: The Municipal Waste Incinerator can be used for general waste, medical waste, prescription drug, and document incineration. Please specify.

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