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.