Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Dental Recycling North America Introduces Compliance Guide for EPA Amalgam Regulations

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From the EPA:

EPA has promulgated pretreatment standards to reduce discharges of mercury from dental offices into publicly owned treatment works(POTWs). The Dental Office Categoryregulation is codified at 40 CFR Part 441.
 
Dental offices discharge mercury present in amalgam used for fillings. Amalgam separators are a practical, affordable and readily available technology for capturing mercury and other metals before they are discharged into sewers that drain to POTWs. Once captured by a separator, mercury can be recycled.

EPA expects compliance with this final rule will annually reduce the discharge of mercury by 5.1 tons as well as 5.3 tons of other metals found in waste dental amalgam to POTWs.

 

From DRNA:

The good folks at DRNA have put together a compliance guide to help dentists understand and ensure compliance with the new EPA regulations.  The company has a great program to filter out your amalgam and make sure that it is disposed of properly and follows all the regs.  I’ve been using DRNA for several years and recommend them highly.

Interested in obtaining the compliance guide?  Follow this link to get the download.  

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