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Anterior Quest Amalgam Waste Recycling Containers

Anterior Quest, the leaders in effectiveness and innovation for removing mercury from dental wastewater now is offering the most cost effective, and most comprehensive amalgam waste container on the market. No more sorting through amalgam waste. Scrap amalgam, disposable/reusable chairside traps, vacuum filters, saliva ejectors, amalgam capsules, extracted teeth with amalgam restorations, or any other amalgam contaminated waste items can all be placed into Anterior Quests Amalgam Waste Recycling Containers. Simply fill up the container and Anterior Quest will send you a FedEx pre-paid shipping label. Pass the container along to your FedEx driver, and from there the material will be delivered to an appropriate recycler.

Directions for use

Container size and cost

1.25 gallon container - $100

3.5 gallon container - $165

5 gallon container - $195

How this affects your office

BMP prohibits flushing waste dental amalgam down the drain.

How this applies to your office - click and read at the top of the page to see applicable waste dental amalgam that should not go down the drain

Full EPA ruling - click to see how the entire rule and how it applies to you

ADA Do’s and Don’ts

DO's...

Do - use precapsulated alloys and stock a variety of capsule sizes

Do - recycle used disposable amalgam capsules

Do - Salvage, store and recycle non-contact amalgam

Do - salvage contact amalgam pieces from restorations after removal and recycle the amalgam waste

Do - use chair-side traps, vacuum pump filters and amalgam separators to retain amalgam and recycle their contents

- recycle teeth that contain amalgam restorations

- manage amalgam waste through recycling as much as possible

Do - use line cleaners that minimize dissolution of amalgam

Dont's...

Don’t – put used disposable amalgam capsules in biohazard containers, infectious waste containers (red bags) or regular garbage

Don’t – put non-contact amalgam waste in biohazard containers, infectious waste containers (red bags) or regular garbage

Don’t – put contact amalgam waste in biohazard containers, infectious waste containers (red bags) or regular garbage

Don’t – rinse devices containing amalgam over drains or sinks

Don’t – Dispose of extracted teeth that contain amalgam restorations in biohazard containers, infectious waste containers (red bags), sharps containers or regular garbage

Don’t – flush amalgam waste down the drain or toilet

Don’t - use bleach or chlorine-containing cleaners to flush wastewater lines

ADA best management practices (click for full article)

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