Coir Erosion Control Mat Installation

coir matOne of the most common questions we get asked about our coir erosion control products is how they can be installed and what tools are necessary for this process. Installation for a coir mat will tend to vary depending on the type of mat you are using and the area where this mat will be installed. The following may be used as a general guideline on how to install these mats.

  1. Clear the Area: The first step is to the clear the installation area. This may include leveling out the area and removing debris and blocking items.

  2. Dig a Small Trench: At the top and bottom of the slope or installation area, dig a small trench. This will typically measure approximately 1 1/2 feet deep and 1 foot wide. These trenches are made to secure the mat in place. Trenches will eventually be backfilled with surrounding materials.

  3. Begin Mat Installation: Once the area is prepared for installation, mats can be laid into place. The first step is usually to secure the mat into the top trench through the use of metal U shape staples or wooden stakes.

  4. Lay Down the Mat: Mats can then be placed along the entire slope or bank area. If you are using more than one roll, you will want to make sure that there is a significant overlap between the rolls. This usually includes 6" to 8" of overlap being the sides of the rolls (parallel rolls) and a 12" overlap between the top and bottom of the mat. These coir mats can be secured using pegs or stakes.

  5. Secure the Bottom of the Mat: The lower end of the mat can then be secured by pegging "J" hooks to the bottom trench. Each trench can then be back-backfilled with the surrounding materials.

For further information regarding this process, please feel free to check out the Coir Mat Installation Flyer.

Small Drug Incinerators | Safe Disposal for Drugs

Drug Disposal Problems

As regulations regarding drug use, prescribing and dispensing have increased in various states, many police stations and governments are looking for a way to safely dispose of all their collected drugs. With budgets playing a large factor into methods and considerations, the problem of safely disposing of these materials can be both difficult and expensive.

Rather than turn to contractors for incineration and disposal, many departments (such as the one shown here) are considering purchasing a small incinerator for an internal incineration process.

The Small Scale Drug Incinerator

Small scale incinerators can refer to many different products, but most commonly refers to portable units or units that use a drum or barrel as part of their incineration process. This helps to lower costs and provides a reliable container for storing and disposing of drugs.

In terms of law enforcement, there are several features located on many of these incinerators that can help make the process fast, easy and efficient. These features include:
  • Locking Disposal Box: Many Drug Incinerators (including the one shown here) include a metal locking box designed to safely load the incinerator. This not only helps to place drugs safely into the incinerator, but also keeps drugs safe until disposal.

  • Easy Incineration Process: These incinerators are typically placed into operation through the use of both electric and natural burning processes. Incinerators are typically hooked up to an electrical outlet (through the use of extension cord) to supply air and increase incineration. Fires within the drum can be started using several pounds of wood. Once a fire is started, air is added to the unit to increase flames.

  • Portable: The final advantage of many of these incinerators is simply their portability. Unlike big or bulky incineration units, these models can be moved in and out of the station as needed. 
With incineration costs on the rise and a continuous supply of drugs being confiscated, the portable drug incinerator can be an excellent investment and easy way to dispose of drugs for years to come.