At the center of the Hg5 amalgam separation system is the proven recycling container. Solmetex does all the hard work and disposes of the mercury under federal guidelines for you. Once you’re set up with an Hg5 system that fits your practice, you’ll need to exchange the lower container when it fills up, or once a year. It’s quick and easy!
The Hg5 is the gold standard in Amalgam Separation and meets or exceeds all state and federal requirements for the safe removal of mercury in the dental office. The Hg5 series comes in several sizes to fit your practice set up.
The Importance of Amalgam Recycling
Studies from the EPA show that almost 50% of mercury in public waste water systems is derived from dental offices. If your office places or removes amalgam, then the office is generating hazardous waste that needs to be disposed of properly not just being flushed don't the drain or in the regular trash. Federal regulations and some states will impose fines and other penalties when an office is improperly disposing of hazardous waste.
Avoid these fines by following the ADA's series of "Best Management Practices for Amalgam Waste":
Use Chair Side Traps
Install Amalgam Separators
Use Vacuum Collection
Inspect and Clean Traps OR Use Disposable Traps the can be put in Amalgam Storage Containers
Collect and Recycle Amalgam
Dentists have always been good caretakers of the environment and we encourage our customers to, when possible, follow these recommendations in order to limit the release of dental amalgam waste into the environment.
Discount Disposables offers a couple of inexpensive options for amalgam recycling.
Amalgon - Recycling and Disposal Kit
Amalgon is used for recycling of chair-side traps, vacuum filters, screens, capsules, amalgam-contaminated teeth, and scrap amalgam. Price include storage container, packaging, prepaid UPS shipping label and recycling.
Fill container with chair-side traps, vacuum filters, screens, capsules, amalgam-contaminated teeth, and scrap amalgam.
Once the container is full, or within 12 months, place in provided plastic bag and close with tie.
Place the bag into the Return Shipping Box and attach pre-paid UPS label.
Give to your UPS driver and you're done! It's that easy!
Solmetex Hg5 Amalgam Separators
Recipient of: Dental Advisor's Editors’ Choice with a 5+ rating Award and 2014 Preferred Product Award
Solmetex amalgam separator do not require tools, daily maintenance, electricity or pumps. There are no contracts with hidden fees or additional charges for shipping to a recycling facility! The collection Kit includes everything you need for proper recycling and disposal: Collection container, Proper box for shipping, Shipping label and Recycling documentation. One size fits all systems!
There has been a significant shift in environmental attitudes with a greater demand for green business practices. With more than 77% of our patients practicing some form of regular recycling, they are beginning to take note as to who is environmentally responsible. If improperly managed by dental offices, hazardous dental amalgam waste can be released into the environment. Let’s go above and beyond to serve our patients and protect the environment.
It is user's responsibility to check compliance with Federal, State and local jurisdictions.
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When it comes to infection control products and dental supplies, Discount Disposables is the name to trust. Since 1989, we've been providing quality products to suit the needs of healthcare and dental professionals in Northern California and nearby areas. We have an extensive online catalog of disposable products from top brands to ensure the safety and cleanliness of your practice.