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How To Recycle Your Dental Scrap

We make it fast and easy to recycle your company’s dental scrap – in fact, you’ll be paid within 10 business days from when we receive your dental scrap. Even though we customize every transaction to meet the specific needs of your company, here are our standard terms for refining dental scrap:

Processing Time:  Typically completed within 7 to 10 business days from date of receipt.
Payment Schedule:  You will be paid 10 business days from date of receipt.
Form of Payment:  Company check, bank wire transfer or the return of bullion.
Metal Pricing:  We price your metals using the New York and London markets.
Pool Account:  If you prefer to leave your metals unpriced, you may open a pool account at no additional cost.

What Kind of Dental Scrap Can I Recycle?

You can send us the following dental scrap containing gold, silver, platinum or palladium to be refined and recycled, including but not limited to:

  • Bridges
  • Bridgework
  • Dental grindings
  • Crowns
  • Inlays
  • Clippings
  • Clasps
  • Bars
  • Polishings

See the other forms of gold Specialty Metals accepts here.

Photo of gold crowns dental scrap, which can contain gold, platinum, palladium and silver and can be recycled and refined by Specialty Metals.

Refining Rates and Fees for Dental Scrap

Payable Metals:
Gold: 98%
Platinum, Palladium and Silver: May be payable depending on lot size and content

Assay Fee:
$100.00

Processing Fee:
$150.00