Amalgam Separators

ADA members deserve the best products dentistry has to offer. Our Amalgam Recovery program delivers this to you with these key exclusive benefits:

Up to 33% OFF MSRP, the best pricing available on the market.
At retail price, Rebec amalgam separators are still considered a great buy due to their stainless steel construction providing years of maintenance-free functionality. Only HealthFirst can offer these separators at substantial savings to ADA members (up to 33% off), which makes them a deal that cannot be matched anywhere in the market.
A guaranteed lifetime warranty for your amalgam separator*.
Rebec provides a 7-year warranty on all of their amalgam separators, which is already the longest warranty in the industry. HealthFirst is so confident in the Rebec separators that we have extended a 100% product replacement warranty for the life of the product against manufacturer defects to all ADA members who purchase and maintain the system through our Amalgam Recovery program.

*Please refer to the Rebec Lifetime Warranty and Indemnification document for eligibility
Absolutely no long-term contracts to sign.
HealthFirst does not require you to sign a long-term contract that ties you to a service plan that continues to rise in costs. Pay for what you use and never pay for what you don’t.
Wastewater fine indemnification if we fail to keep your practice compliant*.
If HealthFirst fails to provide you with a replacement Rebec amalgam separator collecting container within 15 days of the Scheduled Maintenance Date and your office is fined by a regulatory authority for failing to adequately maintain an amalgam separator in their dental office, HealthFirst will reimburse your office for the fine up to an amount of $500.00 USD per event.

*Please refer to the Rebec Lifetime Warranty and Indemnification document for eligibility

State Dental Association Endorsements

ADA Business Resources is pleased to endorse HealthFirst as the exclusive provider of amalgam waste recovery services for ADA members, providing them with a comprehensive and cost-effective amalgam recovery solution which meets the ADA’s recommended best practices for the responsible handling of amalgam waste and meets & exceeds the requirements set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for preventing dental mercury from entering our water supply.

In addition, HealthFirst’s ever increasing list of endorsements from State and local Dental Associations for their amalgam waste recovery line is a testament to our company and the quality of our products and services offered to the dental community.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the EPA initiative for dental amalgam?
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a final rule on Dec. 15, 2016 requiring pretreatment standards for discharges of amalgam pollutants into publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) from certain existing and new dental practices.

Dental offices covered by this new regulation are required to install and maintain one or more ISO 11143 compliant amalgam separators and follow 2 amalgam waste Best Management Practices (BMPs): recover all scrap amalgam waste in approved containers and use of PH balanced (PH level between 6 and 8) line cleaners that are not oxidizing or acidic.
When is the EPA ruling in effect and when do I need to comply?
The official ruling is effective 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. The date for compliance for most dentists will be three years. Therefore, most dental office must comply by the end of 2019.
Are Rebec separators EPA compliant?
The EPA rule requires that all affected dental office that currently do not have an amalgam separator installed must install an ISO 11143 compliant separator that achieves a 95% minimum filtration rate.

At 99.68% filtration efficiency, the Rebec systems exceeds the levels required by the EPA rule.
What dental offices are exempt from the regulation?
The following dental practices are exempt from the regulation:
  • Dentists who practice in oral pathology, oral and maxillofacial radiology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, periodontics, and prosthodontics are exempt from this regulation.
  • Dentists who do not place amalgam and only remove amalgam in unplanned or emergency situations (estimated at less than 5 percent of removals) are also exempt, but need to fill out a one-time Compliance Report to certify the exemption.
  • Mobile dental units are exempt
  • Dentists who already have separators are grandfathered for 10 years until they must upgrade to an ISO 11143 certified separator that meets current filtration rate standards of 99.3% or higher.
Will there be fines imposed if we do not comply?
Local and state regulators will be those representing the EPA guidelines and will be reviewing offices to ensure that the rule is being upheld. Specific fines have not been announced at this point but they will be coming and enforcement is expected to take place.
Where can I go to find the official EPA rule?
The EPA has a section on their website specific to Dental Effluent Guidelines and the final rule located at:
http://www.epa.gov/eg/dental-effluent-guidelines
Will HealthFirst provide us proof of separator purchase and maintenance?
When you purchase the Rebec amalgam separator from HealthFirst, you automatically get free online access to our OnTraQ Compliance Management tool. OnTraQ will provide you with a digital amalgam separator Certificate of Purchase in your personal account. Simply download and print your certificate so you can present it as proof of purchase and installation.

The OnTraQ Compliance Management tool will track all of your collector recycles during the life of your separator. When you ship your full collector back to Rebec for recycling, OnTraQ will track the return shipment and provide you with a digital Certificate of Processing once the collector is received and processed by Rebec.
Where do I install the amalgam separator?
The separator is installed on the office drain line between the last operatory and before the vacuum pump (otherwise known as “Trunk Line”).
Can I install this myself or do I need a technician?
Yes, you can install the Rebec amalgam separator yourself. If you have had experience cutting and connecting a PVC pipe before chances are you shouldn’t have any issues installing the amalgam separator. However, many customers are simply more comfortable having their technician who maintains the suction system do the install. Depending on the accessibility of the “trunk line” and the space available to work, the average installation will take between 30 minutes to 1hour.
What type of connections are used?
The amalgam separator can be installed using PVC slip connectors with glue, or with PVC barb connectors and hose clamps. All of these connectors are supplied within the universal installation kit, which is provided with all separators free of charge.
What tools do I need to install?
Hack saw or tube cutters to cut the main line.
  • Channel lock pliers to install the separator connectors.
  • Teflon tape to wrap the connectors.
  • Either a screwdriver or glue will be used depending on the connectors used.
Will the separator reduce my vacuum flow?
No – the Rebec Amalgam separator does not reduce your vacuum flow (or suction power). The Rebec separator includes a large primary separation chamber (the largest in the industry), which acts as a secondary collector should the primary collector (filter) fill up prematurely. This prevents the separator from clogging which would reduce your suction power. If the collector does fill up prematurely, Rebec will be aware of the issue once the collector is returned for recycling. Rebec will then contact you and will assist in fixing the issue.
Don’t my traps and pump filters get this stuff?
The chairside traps and suction pump filters collect all waste solids that are larger than the filter openings. The amalgam separator collects all of the smaller waste solids that pass through the chairside traps and pump filters.
Do I still need my pump filter once installed?
The chairside traps and suction pump filters collect all waste solids that are larger than the filter openings. The amalgam separator collects all of the smaller waste solids that pass through the chairside traps and pump filters..
I’m on a septic tank system – why would I need to install this?
Septic tanks can leach directly into the local ground water, which allows waste solids from your office (including amalgam particles containing mercury) to enter directly into the local ground water without filtration. In this situation, the installation of an amalgam separator is definitely recommended.
I need to replace something every year, how does that work?
About 1x a year on average, you will need to replace the amalgam filter (also known as the “Collector”) on the Rebec separator. At the time you purchase your separator, HealthFirst and Rebec will help size your system (based on office size and calculated waste output) in order to achieve a 1x per year recycle frequency.
How does the yearly filter recycling program work?
About 1 month before your collector is due for recycling, HealthFirst will inform you that it is time to purchase a collector recycling kit. This kit contains an empty collector, instructions on how to replace the collector, and the pre-paid postage return box to ship back your full collector back to the Rebec/Pristine waste processing center.

When the full collector is sent back to Rebec for recycling, Rebec will measure the amount of amalgam waste produced from your office and will log this information in your personal account within the OnTraQ Compliance Manager program (available online at no extra charge). Based on the level of waste contained in the collector, HealthFirst can determine how your separator is performing and will inform you if the time between collector recycles can be extended or reduced based on waste output.
What’s the cost of the yearly recycling?
The cost of the yearly collector recycle kit for an average dental office is $499 for ADA members. The cost of the collector recycle kit includes the replacement collector, return shipping and waste processing services.
Does the Rebec separator require a warning system per the EPA rule?
The Rebec separator is a sedimentation amalgam separator, which is not required to have a warning system per the EPA rule.
How do I determine if the amalgam filter is full on the Rebec?
Every amalgam collector has a fill line indicator window, which can be used to visually evaluate fill level status in between your scheduled collector recycle timeline. In addition, your office’s amalgam waste output is externally managed through HealthFirst and our OnTraQ program (as discussed above).

Simplify compliance with HealthFirst and OnTraQ

Tracking and managing EPA dental amalgam compliance no longer has to be a time-intensive, manual process. OnTraQ is an online compliance tool that links directly to HealthFirst’s Amalgam Recovery Program.

Compliance status at a glance

The OnTraQ dashboard provides a bird’s eye view of the compliance status for a practice. A single color-coded view displays the status of your amalgam recovery products, along with other products purchased through HealthFirst, such as emergency medications, biological monitoring, or medical waste services.

Automatic updates, minimal manual inputs

OnTraQ automatically records and updates product statuses, tasks and reports. There is no need to constantly log in. Alerts are sent via emails and texts.

Easy Task Management and Reporting

Practice managers can use OnTraQ to set up tasks for team members and receive alerts when those tasks are left undone. Quickly generate reports to track performance and improvement.

Free and Secure

  • OnTraQ is no additional cost for HealthFirst customers
  • OnTraQ uses encryption according to the latest SSL standards to guarantee data privacy and account security
Learn More at www.OnTraQ.us

Amalgam Separators

The Rebec Catch HG line of amalgam separators is built out of highly durable stainless-steel, and effectively separates 99.8% of waste mercury from your office’s wastewater.

It’s also the only amalgam separator on the market that is specifically recommended by ADA Business Resources.

ADA Member Pricing Starting at $870.00

Rebec® CatchHG Amalgam Separators

Protect the water supply with an effective solution to amalgam separation in dental clinic wastewater.

According to a 2008 EPA report, approximately 3.7 tons of mercury is discharged each year to POTWs by approximately 122,000 dental offices. Rebec CatchHG Amalgam Separators are mercury recovery devices designed to fit into tight spaces and under counters. Equipped with added filtration, these simple and affordable solutions are ideal for use in dentist offices that incorporate new technology such as prophy jet or air abrasion.

Out of Sight

  • Remote Installation
  • Sleek design ideal for low clearance spaces
  • No chair-side obstruction
  • Hassle free
  • No clutter

Out of Mind

  • No cleanup or waste handling for you or your staff
  • No extra flushing
  • No vacuum loss before, after or during annual dealer service
  • No plumbing permit required in most areas
  • No moving parts requiring replacement or service
  • 7 year limited warranty applies to all models

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ADA Members Save up to 33% off Rebec Amalgam Separators
Contact a Compliance Counselor at 888-963-6787
for special prices.

Amalgam Waste Recovery

Stay in compliance with ADA Best Management Practices (BMP) regulations by recovering your amalgam waste properly in these convenient amalgam waste recovery containers. Available in 3 sizes: 1.25, 3.5 & 5 gallon.

ADA Member Pricing Starting at $114.00

 

Amalgam Waste Recovery

Easy and affordable mail-back program

Stay in compliance with Best Management Practices (BMP) regulations by recovering your amalgam waste properly. Amalgam waste should NEVER be disposed of in red bags, the garbage, or your sink.

  • Amalgam Waste Recovery buckets come in three convenient sizes: 1.25 gallon, 3.5 gallon or 5 gallon
  • UPS prepaid return shipment and waste processing service is included. Fill your bucket with your amalgam waste, and when it is full, simply give the sealed return shipping box to any UPS driver or drop the box off at any UPS drop-off location.
  • Acceptable waste items:
    • Chair side traps & suction pump filters
    • Spent amalgam capsules
    • Contact or non-contact scrap amalgam
    • Extracted teeth with amalgams (disinfected)
  • Meets ADA standard and complies with ANSI 109 requirements
  • All waste is properly recycled through a permitted facility
  • Free liquids are only permitted in the 5 gallon bucket. For all other sizes, liquids must be in a sealed container prior to placement in the bucket.

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1 Gallon SAP Pail

1.25 Gallon Container

Amalgam Waste Recovery

$129.95$114.00

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3.5 Gallon SAP Pail

3.5 Gallon Container

Amalgam Waste Recovery

$249.95$225.00

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5 Gallon SAP Pail

5 Gallon Container

Amalgam Waste Recovery

$335.95$295.00

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ADA Members receive special savings on Amalgam Recovery from HealthFirst.
Contact a Compliance Counselor at 888-963-6787 to receive your special discount.

VacuBlu®

In addition to caring for your amalgam separator needs, we offer a simple solution for cleaning and conditioning your vacuum lines and your amalgam separator. VacuBlue offers:

  • Simple and easy to administer solution to keep your vacuum lines clear and your amalgam separator working properly
  • Concentrated, aqueous, enzymatic, biodegradable dental vacuum line cleaner
  • Safe for use on all vacuum equipment and specially formulated for amalgam separator maintenance
  • Neutral pH and contains no bleach or other chemicals that can dissolve amalgam particles

ADA Member Pricing       $36.95$29.95

VacuBlu®

Evacuation System Cleaner and Amalgam Separator Conditioner

In addition to caring for your amalgam separator needs, we offer a simple solution for cleaning and conditioning your vacuum lines and your amalgam separator.

Benefits of VacuBlu:

  • Simple and easy to administer solution to keep your vacuum lines clear and your amalgam separator working properly
  • Concentrated, aqueous, enzymatic, biodegradable dental vacuum line cleaner
  • Safe for use on all vacuum equipment and specially formulated for amalgam separator maintenance
  • Neutral pH and contains no bleach or other chemicals that can dissolve amalgam particles

Each bottle contains 64 fluid ounces of concentrated line cleaner or 128 Gallons of working solution.


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Special Promotions


Save an Additional $100 off Rebec Amalgam Separators

HealthFirst is already offering fantastic savings to ADA members on Rebec amalgam separators (up to 33% off retail). Act now and save an additional $100 off all Rebec Separators.

Rebec CatchHG 400(up to 5 operatories)
Rebec Catch HG 400 Starting at $770
Rebec CatchHG 1000 (from 6 to 15 operatories)
Rebec Catch HG 400 Starting at $1,490

Offer valid through Sept 30th 2017

Save an Additional 10% off Amalgam Waste Recovery Containers

Stay in compliance with Best Management Practices (BMP) regulations by recovering your amalgam waste properly in HealthFirst Amalgam Waste Recovery mailback containers. Available in the following 3 sizes:

Rebec Catch HG 400 3.5 GallonSpecial Price:$202.50 1.25 GallonSpecial Price:$102.50 5 GallonSpecial Price:$265.50

Offer valid through Sept 30th 2017

Compliance with amalgam recovery requirements have never been so simple

An EPA study found that dental practices discharge approximately 3.7 tons of mercury into wastewater systems every year. As a result, a nation-wide EPA mandate for amalgam separators in dental practices is on the horizon.

After careful consideration, ADA Business Resources has chosen HealthFirst and Rebec as its recommended providers of Quality Amalgam Recovery Solutions for ADA members.

The HealthFirst Quality Amalgam Waste Recovery program is made up best in class components, each designed to Keep your practice compliant, productive and environmentally responsible:

Rebec Amalgam Separators

The only amalgam separator on the market recommended for ADA Members.

Amalgam Waste Recovery Containers

Stay in compliance with Best Management Practices (BMP) regulations by properly recovering your amalgam waste in our easy and affordable mailback waste recovery kits.

OnTraQ Compliance & Account Management Software Solution

OnTraQ is a free online tool for HealthFirst customers to save time tracking and managing compliance. HealthFirst automatically links the status of your amalgam waste products to the OnTraQ portal.

Have Questions? We Can Help!

Reach out to a HealthFirst Compliance Counselor at 1-888-963-6787 and let them help you configure the right Amalgam Waste Recovery service for your needs.