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CDM Waste Management Guidelines

Dental chair traps contain trace amount of amalgam and must be placed in an EH&S provided pre-labeled 5-gallon collection container located on each floor. Do not rinse or otherwise attempt to clean particle traps prior to placement in the containers.

Chairside Traps

Figure 1 - Chairside traps being removed; traps are removed at least weekly by CDM Staff.

Waste Container

Figure 2 - Waste collection container for chairside traps in CDM Clinic; Containers are checked monthly by EH&S.