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DRNA Selected as VDA Services Endorsed Vendor for Amalgam Separators

Dental Recycling North American (DRNA) is pleased to announce that it was selected by VDA Services as an endorsed vendor for amalgam separators and amalgam recycling for members of the Virginia Dental Association.

DRNA is a complete 360-degree solution for amalgam separators and waste management. The new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule requires dental practices to install amalgam separators and recycle the waste annually by July of 2020. While the EPA rule makes installing an amalgam separator mandatory, paying for one is most definitely not! As a benefit of membership, the VDA has arranged for its members to receive a FREE DRNA amalgam separator with a 3- or 5-year service agreement.[1] This represents a savings of $850 for being a member of the VDA!2 

DRNA CEO Marc Sussman stated “We are so pleased to have been selected as a VDA Services endorsed vendor. We see this as a great opportunity to work with an outstanding organization to give its members the best value for amalgam separators and amalgam recycling services. With our joint program, VDA members will be in full compliance with the EPA regulation, and will save significant dollars.  The savings will allow members to reduce their overhead and use the money for other important purposes. We are looking forward to a great and productive relationship with VDA Services.”

In addition, when VDA members sign up with DRNA, their annual recycling fee will be locked in for 3 or 5 years. As part of the DRNA’s annual services contract, VDA members will receive their Annual Replacement Kit automatically that includes a replacement canister, on-demand pick-up of existing canister, pre-paid shipping, recycling and all compliance documentation. VDA members will find that not only are their annual recycling costs more economical than the competition, but DRNA is the only vendor willing to lock in their already low recycling costs for the years to come. With DRNA, you are not only getting a FREE amalgam separator, you are also assured of no price increases on the annual recycling and you will not receive your first bill until one year after installation.

If you already have an amalgam separator, DRNA provides special pricing for VDA members when replacing your Hg5®3 amalgam recycling cartridge with DRNA’s generic cartridge. The DRNA amalgam cartridge works with your dental office’s dental amalgam recycling unit at a fraction of the price of the brand-name cartridges, and has been successfully tested to ISO 11143 standard and certified by NSF International.

DRNA’s price for VDA members is $210 for its replacement amalgam recycling cartridge, recycling included – over a 40% savings from the brand name cartridge sold by a major dental dealer4. As an added bonus, buy two replacement cartridges and only pay $195 for each cartridge.

To learn about all the details and to take advantage of the FREE amalgam separator or generic cartridge offer, please visit the VDA member page at or call 800-360-1001 ext. 2.

About DRNA

Dental Recycling North America (DRNA) is a leader in the dental amalgam recycling market, helping to keep tons of harmful mercury from entering the environment each year. DRNA sells amalgam separators, waste disposal products and recycling services directly to dental offices in the U.S. It has a broad presence in the public and education sectors of the market and is the preferred choice of many private practices. The company, founded in 1998, is headquartered in New York City. To learn about the special benefits offered to members of the VDA, please visit

[1]  Receive a free unit when you sign a 3- or 5-year recycling agreement at $500/year for the BU10-5 and $750/year for the BU10-30, inclusive of all costs.

[2]  Retail price of the unit has, from time to time, been less because of promotions.

[3]  Solmetex® and Hg5® are registered trademarks of Solmetex, Inc. DRNA is not affiliated with or sponsored or endorsed by Solmetex, Inc.

[4]  40% office price comparison based on price listed for the Solmetex® Hg5® amalgam recycling cartridges in the online Benco Dental catalog, February 2019.