Amalgam Separators

The MDA is proud to have selected Dental Recycling North America (DRNA) and SolmeteX as endorsed vendors for amalgam separators. Below is information on these two companies.

Dental Recycling North America (DRNA)

DRNA Business Card GraphicDRNA is committed to being the national leader in dental waste management services, and is offering MDA Members substantial savings on amalgam separators. DRNA's amalgam separator solutions include:

  • BU10 Amalgam Separator--Recycle only once a year; suitable for up to 8 operatories
  • BU10-30--Recycle only once a year; suitable for 9 or more operatories

All models are funcitonal on all vacuum systems, are maintenance-free and cartridge-free, install easily and have a 1-year parts waranty. Waste is recycled at a US EPA-certified facility.

DRNA's Signature Assurance Program provides a complete audit trail for collected waste.

Prices include free on-demand pick up and pre-paid shipping, recycling and all compliance documentation.

For more information on the amalgam separators from DRNA, please visit or call 800.360.1001, ext. 17.

DRNA Prices for MDA members

Read Dr. Albert Frost's article discussing pending EPA amalgam recycling rules and how they may impact Michigan dentists.


SolmeteX logoSolmeteX is focused on implementing Green products into the dental industry to assist MDA members with Best Management Practices (BMP’s) as well as complying with the ever changing regulatory directives. SolmeteX has a comprehensive knowledge of Federal, State and Local regulations that allows you to practice dentistry while SolmeteX manages the environmental compliance. SolmeteX’s commitment to research and development has already brought the industry the most complete amalgam separator package available (Hg5) and the easiest waste management products available.

The benefits that SolmeteX offers to Michigan Dental Association members is a free collection container. When a dental office purchases an Hg5 standard or Hg5 mini amalgam separator they are entitled to one free collection container. MDA members that purchase an Hg5 HV (high volume) amalgam separator are entitled to two free collection containers. 

Benefits of the SolmeteX amalgam separator:

  • ISO Certified greater than 99 percent;
  • functional with wet or dry vacuum systems;
  • flexible design can be free standing or wall mounted;
  • no contracts with hidden fees;
  • no electricity;
  • no daily maintenance or decanting; and
  • no timer.

For more information on the amalgam separator and waste management services with SolmeteX, please visit or call 800.216.5505.