dental waste disposal

A Clever Approach to Dental Waste

Dentists in Livingston County, Michigan have found an ingenious way to reuse gold, silver, platinum and palladium from patients’ old tooth fillings. Proceeds from the precious metals, collected over time, are donated to provide free meals to people in need.

According the Associated Press, since the program’s launch in 1996, more than $300,000 has been donated to support meal assistance, thanks to both the dentists and matching donations from local businesses.

As for all the dental waste you can’t repurpose, rely on Biomedical Waste Disposal to provide cost-effective waste management solutions. We safely dispose of X-ray waste, fluids containing infectious agents, sharps and red bags, vacuum pump filters, and much more. To learn more about our dental waste disposal services, visit us at, or contact our 24-hour customer service center at (877) 644-2424.