Dental waste

Reconomy understands the need for a robust and secure segregation system when it comes to dental waste.

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Types of Dental Waste

Working in partnership with countless dental practices all throughout the country, Reconomy understands the need for a robust and secure segregation system when it comes to dental waste. Dental waste streams can be classified as both hazardous and non-hazardous, which is why Reconomy provides container options for the two main sources of dental waste: Amalgam and Gypsum.

Gypsum waste

Gypsum waste is a term used to categorise any dental waste that isn’t classified in the hazardous category. This waste stream will usually arrive from training equipment, rather than anything containing residues that could contaminate the waste. Reconomy will help you segregate this waste by providing a gypsum container, always colour-coded with a white lid, and the waste will be sent to be sent to landfill and cannot be recycled.

Gypsum container
EWC code: 18 01 04*

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Amalgam waste

‘Amalgam’ waste is a term used to categorise any dental waste the is classified as hazardous and can contaminate a waste stream. This waste stream is often formed from tooth fillings or packets that contain hazardous residue, and will always require segregation to help you meet legislation.
Working together with your dental practice, Reconomy provide amalgam separators to help you segregate hazardous waste items from your standard gypsum container.

Amalgam separator
EWC code: 18 01 10*

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Clinical waste disposal

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Offensive waste

Our wide range of feminine hygiene products include a variety of disposal options. These include pedal, manual, and automatically operated options.

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Pharmaceutical waste

A waste stream commonly generated by our customers in the hospital and healthcare industries is pharmaceutical waste.

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Anatomical waste

A waste stream most commonly found with our surgical practice customers, ‘anatomical’ is the term used to categorise any items of tissue waste associated with medical procedures.

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