Dental Waste Recycling Kit
On December 15, 2016, the EPA signed the final rule for the pretreatment standards to reduce discharges of mercury from dental offices into publicly owned treatment works (POTWs). Existing dental offices must comply within three years from the effective date while new dental offices must be compliant from the effective date of the rule. The EPA expects compliance with this rule will annually reduce the discharge of mercury to POTWs by 5.1 tons as well as 5.3 tons of other metals found in dental amalgam waste.
You can find out more information about the EPA ruling here.