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CDM Waste Management Guidelines

Amalgam capsules contain amalgam. Amalgam capsules and scraps must be discarded into the provided container located at each operatory. The used capsules may not be thrown into the trash or regulated medical waste containers. Each small container should be pre-filled with ΒΌ inch of water to aid in the transfer to the EH&S provided pre-labeled 5-gallon collection container located on each floor in the clinical areas

 

Amalgam Capsules

Figure 1 - Example of dental amalgam capsules.