Practice Waste Solutions

Solmetex has developed a comprehensive Waste Compliance Program that includes the disposal of all regulated dental waste. Solmetex offers a variety of disposal kits for all sizes and types of dental practices. These annualized disposal programs, offered through your local dental dealer, provide the opportunity for your practice to meet all your waste disposal needs from one source.

 Amalgam Bucket

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Lead Bucket

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Photo Chemical Recovery

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Bio-Hazard Sharps Disposal

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Amalgam Recovery

Amalgam waste is found within the dental practice. The most common is the “chairside trap”. Other waste amalgam items include: leftover or spent amalgam, removed teeth with amalgam fillings, empty amalgam capsules, and vacuum trap containers located by the vacuum pump. All of these contain amalgam residue. Even if a dental practice claims to be amalgam free, composite only, they can still generate waste amalgam from removed teeth and from chairside and vacuum pump traps. Solmetex provides a UN/DOT approved storage and shipping container with prepaid return shipping and certificate of recycling for the generator.

Description, Part #

  • 1.25 gallon amalgam bucket, PWS-AB-1
  • 2.5 gallon amalgam bucket, PWS-AB-2
  • 3.5 gallon amalgam bucket, PWS-AB-3.5
  • 5 gallon amalgam bucket, PWS-AB-5

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Lead Recycling

Waste lead and lead foil are collected an placed into DOT/EPA approved storage / shipping containers for proper recycling. Containers have labeling and shipping documents to transport waste for recycling, Generator is supplied with prepaid return shipping container, recycling, and proper documentation.

Description, Part #

  • 1.25 gallon lead bucket, PWS-LB-1
  • 2 gallon lead apron bucket, PWS-LB-2

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Photo Chemical Recovery

Waste photo chemicals from x-ray film processing equipment are filtered rendering waste non-hazardous to meet local, state, and federal requirements for discharge into public sewer. Spent filter is shipped for recycling via DOT/EPA approved storage / shipping container. Generator is supplied with prepaid return shipping container, recycling, and proper documentation.

Description, Part #

  • Photo-Chemical Filter automatic, PWS-PCF-A
  • Photo-Chemical Filter manual. PWS-PCF-M
  • Photo-Chemical Filter CA automatic, PWS-PCF-CA
  • Photo-Chemical Filter CA manual, PWS-PCF-CM

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Bio-Hazard Sharps Disposal

Variable size containers to collect biohazard needles, broken glass, paper towels, gloves, articles of clothing, bandages and gauze, Mail back kit includes prepaid return shipping container with disposal and proper documentation.

Description, Part #

  • 5 gallon biohazard & sharps container, PWS-BH-5
  • 20 gal biohazard & sharps container, PWS-BH-20

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