Each system consists of an inner and an outer pail. The inner 0.5-gallon pail is designed to be used for the shipment of “wet” amalgam wastes, such as dental amalgam, waste contact amalgam, amalgam sludge, vacuum pump filters, side chair traps, and/or extracted teeth. This 0.5-gallon pail must be placed into the larger pail (2-gallon or 5-gallon) for shipment. The larger, outer pail is for “dry” dental wastes, like lead x-ray foil, non-contact amalgam, and empty plastic vials. Inline filter cartridges may also be placed into the 5-gallon pail.
Dental waste kits are not intended for use in Alaska, Arkansas, Hawaii, Rhode Island, Puerto Rico, or territories of the United States.