Half of all dental amalgam is comprised of mercury. Waste amalgam is created when new fillings are inserted and/or old fillings are removed. When material containing mercury is washed down the drain or thrown into the trash, mercury can be released into our air and water and can pose a threat to our health.

Why is Mercury a Problem?

Mercury that is released into the environment can be transformed through biological processes into methyl mercury. This form of mercury “bioaccumulates” in fish to levels that are 100,000 times higher than levels in the water in which the fish live, making them unhealthful or dangerous to eat. Methyl mercury is highly toxic to developing nervous systems.

Congratulations, by using the Barnes HazMat Amalgam Recycling Kit, you are helping to protect the environment and preserving the earth’s natural resources. Doing the “Right Thing” can be easy.

The Barnes HazMat Amalgam Recycling Kit is an easy to use mail back program to provide dentists an inexpensive and convenient alternative for hazardous waste disposal. Our goal is to make it:

  • Easy to Use
  • Easy to Return
  • Easy to Maintain Compliance

We offer several size kits to fit your needs. Upon return of the kit for recycling you will receive a “Certificate of Recycling” to display in your office and document proper disposal of your amalgam. Click here to see a product information sheet and filling and return instructions.

SMALL KIT

Suitable for collection of solid scrap amalgam and contaminated capsules. Kit includes

  • 16 oz. plastic amalgam jar with mercury vapor absorbing sponge.
  • Price includes recycling fee and “Certificate of Recycling”

MEDIUM KIT

Suitable for collection of solid scrap amalgam and contaminated capsules, sink traps, filters, and strainers. Kit includes

  • 2.5 gal. Poly “Overpack” container (UN1H2/Y15).
  • Slide-Zip bags for cuspidor traps/ filters.
  • 16 oz. plastic amalgam jar with mercury vapor absorbing sponge.
  • Plastic pipettes for mercury bead collection.
  • Price includes recycling fee and “Certificate of Recycling”.

LARGE KIT

Suitable for collection of solid scrap amalgam larger vacuum pump filters contaminated capsules, sink traps, filters, and strainers. Kit includes:

  • 5 gal. Poly “Overpack” container (UN1H2/Y1.2/20).
  • Slide-Zip bags for cuspidor traps/ filters.
  • 16 oz. plastic amalgam jar with mercury vapor absorbing sponge.
  • Zip lock bags for vacuum pump filters
  • Plastic pipettes for mercury bead collection
  • Price includes recycling fee and “Certificate of Recycling”

To order your kit, please contact one of our Distributors:

California

Photo Waste Recycling

Northern Cal. (415) 459-8807
Southern Cal. (818) 834-9610

Altius Medical (831) 656-9101 www.altiusmed.com

Nationwide

Patterson Dental Supply

(800) 873-7683
Click on the link to find the Patterson Branch nearest you.

Amalgam Kit customers

To receive a free UPS return shipping label for your Barnes HazMat Amalgam Recycle kit,
please e-mail return@barneshazmat.com or Call toll free (877) 600-MSDS.

*See our FAQs and Tips Page for more helpful info and answers to common questions*

BHM is an authorized California UWSQH (Universal Waste Small Quantity Handler) for Universal wastes including dental amalgam and mercury containing articles. These low hazard materials are hazardous wastes which have been excluded from RCRA regulations when shipped for recycling. BHM’s program enables the economical recycling of these wastes through consolidation and final processing at a RCRA permitted facility. BHM can also accept mercury bearing wastes from dental facilities outside California classified as “CESQG” (Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators < 100 kg./month)