Recycle orthopedic implants, dental prosthetics and all other metals
Our free single-stream recycling operation collects and recycles all metals recovered after cremation regardless of type, shape, size, and condition (no sorting of metals).
We will supply your crematory with a DOT approved 10-gallon steel drum with metal lids and locking rings which will be replaced based on your volume. Each drum can hold up to 150 pounds of metals, so please fill it all the way.
Once the drum is filled and ready for shipment, please call our toll-free number or e-mail us and a next day pickup will be scheduled via FedEx whose personnel will carry out drum from anywhere within your facility.
Once the recycler receives the waste, they will use one of several methods to separate the nonmetal content from the valuable metal content. The method we recommend as the most effective and most environmentally sound is acid reduction, which separates the dental gold from the porcelain, dissolving the non-precious alloys and resulting in filtering out the gold.
After the extracted metals are collected, they are weighed in order to determine the amount available for resale. Once the amount and value is determined, the crematory will receive payment from the recycler for the value of the gold (usually paid by the gram or pennyweight), minus a general refining charge. This general charge will vary with different recyclers and should be agreed upon before the process begins.
There are two main reasons why recycling nonhazardous dental waste is important: financial and environmental. Financial return from the refined gold can help offset crematory costs and boost profits; not taking advantage of this benefit is akin to throwing away income. Additionally, the crematory will be promoting sustainable business practices by contributing recycled metals back into the production stream, which helps reduce the amount of resources spent on mining unique materials.