Drug Disposal Barrel Burner

For Police Stations and Law Enforcement

Little Helios Drug Barrel BurnerThe Little Helios Police Station Drug Barrel Burner (formerly called Little Vulcan) is designed to provide law enforcement and police stations with a portable, in-house drug disposal system. Easy to move and operate, these 55 gallon portable drug incinerators are frequently used for confiscated drugs, narcotics, contraband, and other evidence disposal.

Portable barrel burner units are constructed with an optional 55 gallon stainless steel drum (you can provide your own), back wheels, back blower unit, and more to create an economical and effective system for Law Enforcement Disposal of Drugs.

Read a comparison between the Little Helios Drug Barrel Burner Unit and Larger (PDF) Drug Disposal Options that are also 'plug and play' but require less manpower, have more efficiency, are safer to operate, and can be used with larger batches that can be used as a 'set it and forget it' option - with cleaner disposal and very few solids left in the ashes.

Note: this unit is only currently available for law enforcement use. Otherwise, you might consider one of our other Commercial Incinerators.

AS OF 6/18/19: Another one just sold. TWO BARREL BURNERS LEFT IN STOCK AND GOING FAST! We expect them to sell out soon. Contact us to order yours today!

Questions? We can help! Call the GEI Works team at 1-772-646-0597 or fill out our quote request form to discuss your requirements.

Police Station Drug Incinerator Standard Specifications

Construction Replaceable 55 Gallon Stainless Steel Drum*
Drum Lid
Back Air Supply
Voltage Requirements Standard 120 V
Fuel Requirements Wood or Charcoal
Dimensions 24" diameter x 26.5" W x 45" H
Included Items
  • Stoking Rod
  • PPE Gloves
  • Lighter
  • Cord Retainer
  • Portable GFCI Plug
  • Evidence Disposal Bags
How to Use the Unit Instructions
Who can Use the Little Helios Regulations
Little Helios Product Flyer Helios Barrel Burner Product Flyer
Looking for a larger unit to dispose of drugs? Dual Chamber Models
Not sure what you need? Incinerator Comparison Chart

*The drum is an option that can be added. The Barrel Burner is also available for sale without the drum.

drug barrel burnerHow the Barrel Burner Works

  1. Hopper: Easy Loading for Drugs and Confiscated Materials
  2. Lid Clamp: Secures the Lid to the Drum
  3. On/Off Button
  4. Barrel: Incineration Area
  5. Lid: Exhaust Location
  6. Hose: Connects the Back Blower to the Barrel
  7. Air Control: Adjust the Amount of Air Entering the Barrel
  8. Blower: Generates Air to Increase the Flame
  9. Cart: Transports Little Helios in and out of Storage

Who Can Use the Little Helios Barrel Burner?

The Little Helios Evidence Drug Disposal Unit is specifically designed for use with police stations and law enforcement. This barrel burner unit can be used for other waste disposal, but we strongly recommended that you contact your local permitting authorities first to ensure approval of use prior to purchase.

Federal Regulations for Air Programs

40 CFR Protection of Environment
Chapter 1 Environmental Protection Agency
Sub Chapter C Air Programs
Part 60 Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources
Subpart EEEE Standards of Performance for Other Solid Waste Incinerators

What is an "Other Solid Waste Incinerator"? Other Solid Waste Incinerators (OSWI) is a name typically used to refer to small municipal waste combustion units and institutional waste incineration units. OSWI are required to follow the subpart for performance unless they excluded in the exemption section.

The Little Helios Police Station Barrel Burner falls under the following exemption:

CFR 40 60.2887
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 bio-contamination. The exclusion does not apply to items either confiscated or incinerated by private, industrial, or commercial entities.

CRF Regulations

For local regulations in your area, please check with your local regulatory agencies to see what permitting may be required. Emissions from the unit will vary depending on what material is being burned. Read a customer inquiry on getting a quote and a little additional information about a Little Helios Barrel Burner for Drug Disposal.

How to Use the Drug Disposal Barrel Burner

drug incineration processDesigned to be economical and easy to use, this incinerator has a fairly simple incineration process. A general overview of the process is as follows:

  • Step 1: Start a fire within the unit through the use of either wood or charcoal.
  • Step 2: Once the flame is sufficient, the drum lid can be clamped shut.
  • Step 3: Add air to the unit to further increase the flame.
  • Step 4: After the unit reaches its initial operating temperature (400° F), drugs can be safely inserted into the unit. Included with each model are a set of drug disposal bags. Drugs can be placed in the disposal bags and then inserted into the incinerator through the hopper. Hoppers are designed with a lid and bottom slide. Once boxes are inserted, tilt the bottom to allow the boxes to slide into the unit.
  • Step 5: Let the materials incinerate. After the initial amount (3 bags), 1 box can be added to the barrel every 15 minutes.
  • Step 6: Once your burn is complete and the unit is cool, ash can be removed from the drum.

For more information, please see: Little Helios Barrel Burner Instructions. Please do not hesitate to contact us for addition information on this drug disposal process.

Small Scale Dual Chamber Incinerators

Compare the differences between the Little Helios Barrel Burners and larger Drug Disposal Incinerators for larger capacity needs or air emission requirements. You can also view our Portable Incineration Helios Small Scale Drug Disposal Incinerator information. This unit features a secondary chamber for further incineration and control requirements. The typical system capacity for these incinerators will be approximately 30-50 lbs./hr.

Due to their large capacity and dual chamber setup, these units are perfect for use with multiple stations! Read a customer question about using this type of unit for Drug Disposal for a Nursing Home.

Questions? We can help! Call the GEI Works team at 1-772-646-0597 or fill out our quote request form to discuss your requirements.