Dental amalgam recycling made easy
Dental amalgam (‘silver fillings’) have been used as a reliable, efficient, long-lasting and safe filling material for over 100 years. Even if you don’t use amalgam fillings, dentists extract countless amalgam fillings every year.
If not correctly disposed of, amalgam breaks down, releasing dangerous mercury into our waterways and the environment. In fact, the mercury from just one amalgam tooth filling is enough to pollute 30,000 litres of water beyond the safe level for drinking. With the average dental practice generating about one kilogram of mercury waste each year, it adds up pretty quickly.
Fortunately, in-line with the Australian Dental Association and FDI World Dental Association’s recommendations, most brands of dental chairs are fitted with amalgam separators to trap any excess amalgam from placing new fillings or removing existing ones.
Once captured in the amalgam separator, these filters need to be cleaned and the amalgam captured and recycled to prevent mercury entering our water supply. That’s where we come in.
Keeping mercury waste out of our waterways and landfill is easy. As Australisia’s biggest mercury recycler, Ecocycle provides a comprehensive service for the collection, cleaning and recycling of amalgam waste.
Ecocycle are the only nationally EPA approved & licenced mercury recycler and the biggest in Australasia.
Do you already have an amalgam separator?
Most major dental chairs already come with an amalgam filter installed. We are equipped to service ALL brands of amalgam separators, including Cattani, Metasys, Durr, William Green and Sirona.
Simply get in touch with us today to discuss your current needs with one of our dental specialists.
Need an amalgam separator?
If you don’t currently have an amalgam separator, or are unsure, we can help.
The ECOAS04 Amalgam Separator (download brochure) offers a total solution to amalgam waste. Ecocycle can provide and install the unit, collect and process the waste.
The Ecocycle amalgam separator lifetime warranty
On top of that all our amalgam separators come with a LIFETIME WARRANTY, as long as the unit is serviced every 12 months.
Get started today anywhere in Australia
As you see, it really is easy to step up to more responsible dental amalgam disposal anywhere in Australia.
Don’t forget the new immediate small business tax deduction for equipment costing less than $20,000 (our amalgam separators cost significantly less than that). You will also be gaining a head start on the Minamata Convention, which will impose tighter controls on amalgam waste disposal soon.
We also recycle old x-rays, photographic and printing waste, and other medical items that contain large quantities of mercury.
To get started either fill in our online contact form or call 1300 32 62 92 to find out how you can start recycling your dental waste.