The EPA ruling on amalgam
On June 14, 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency mandated specific pretreatment standards for discharges into publicly owned treatment works. This ruling means that most dental practices are required to control amalgam waste through the use of ISO-certified amalgam separators by July 14, 2020. New dental facilities (ownership change not included) that start operations after July 14, 2017, must comply immediately with the rule.

Not sure what this ruling means for your practice? CDA's regulatory compliance experts in Practice Support have answers to your amalgam questions.

Our new Endorsed Program
PureLifeCDA worked with PureLife on behalf of our members to help make capturing and disposing of amalgam waste easy and affordable. With the confidence of CDA's Endorsed Programs, PureLife's ECO II amalgam separator and scrap disposal services have been identified as offering the best total value. This CDA-endorsed suite of solutions is a simple, cost-effective way to stay ahead of EPA standards.

Our member-exclusive offer

CDA negotiated with PureLife to offer the ECO II at an exclusive price. The ECO II is a quality ISO 11143-certified amalgam separator that retails for $499. As a CDA member, you'll pay only $99 per unit with a discounted one-year replacement cartridge and disposal service agreement ($249). Plus, you’ll save 20% or more on services to recycle amalgam scrap that isn’t collected in the separator waste stream. Even better, bundle the separator and scrap services for an additional $50 discount.

ECO II amalgam separator benefits:

  • Sophisticated compact design and advanced engineering
  • Convenient and easy-to-install — no technician required
  • Exceeds ISO standards, achieving over 99% filtration efficiency 
  • Easy to replace once full, recycling certificates sent automatically 
  • Centrally installed before main vacuum (6 chairs and tandem option for 12)

Scrap disposal benefits:

  • Efficient recycling service for amalgam scrap not collected by a separator
  • Discounts on all sizes of scrap containers and waste recycling services
  • Pre-paid shipping labels to streamline practices’ container disposal
  • Best total savings when bundled with the amalgam separator offer

Learn more about the PureLife amalgam separator and scrap disposal offer.

Order and save 
To place an order, call 877.777.3303 or shop the tdsc.com to access member savings of more than $500 in the first year alone.

Teresa PichayTeresa Pichay  
Practice Analyst, Regulatory Compliance