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CDM Waste Management Guidelines

Amalgam waste contains mercury and silver both considered hazardous metals by the EPA.  Therefore, amalgam must be collected and processed in accordance with NYSDEC regulations for recycling and recovery specified in Title 6 NYCRR Part 374-4. Amalgam must be collected and stored in a leak and vapor proof container labeled with the type of dental amalgam waste and the date when the material was first added to the container.  EH&S provides “exempt scrap metal-dental amalgam” labels. These containers must be closed when not actively adding material.  These containers are dated and must not exceed 1 year in storage. Please do not locate containers within the CDM areas without prior approval through EH&S.

Amalgam Separator Unit

Amalgam Separator Unit