Protecting Public Health and the Environment.

Environmental Assistance for Dental Offices

Dental offices typically generate hazardous wastes, such as amalgam particles, waste mercury, fixers, developers, x-ray film packets, and chemiclave chemicals. Many of these are designated hazardous waste and are subject to special disposal requirements regulated by a federal law called the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. Requirements are determined by the type and quantity of waste generated. For more specific information regarding dental waste, view the documents under the DEQ Resources section on the right side of this page.

Staff Contacts

Pollution Prevention Projects Coordinator
Ben Jarvis
DEQ State Office
Director's Office
1410 N. Hilton
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 373-0146

DEQ Resources

Related Pages

Medical Waste Management and Disposal in Idaho