The essence of refining dental scrap is to remove the precious metals for recycling. How that happens depends on the refiner. Simple Refining has crafted a technology-driven process that maximizes the amount of extracted metal from dental scrap.

Using one of our shipping kits, customers send their scrap to us for evaluation. If the scrap weighs more than 500 grams, it can be melted and assayed. After processing, we send a valuation report to the customer for review. If the customer accepts the valuation, payment is processed within 24 hours. If declined, the scrap is returned.


Whether a single professional or a group practice, dentists often see their dental scrap as a nuisance.

If someone is willing to stop by every month to take the scrap, it’s one less thing to worry about. The little bit of cash for that jar of scrap makes for a nice lunch for the office.

What if that jar of scrap was worth more than a few hundred dollars? Most on-the-spot collectors of dental scrap base their valuation on the weight of the scrap rather than the individual metal composition. As a result, dental practices receive the same compensation for a jar of gold and palladium scrap as for a container of platinum.

With Simple Refining processes, customers send their dental scrap when it is convenient for them. We supply the shipping materials and cover the transport costs. When we return our evaluation, customers accept the valuation and receive payment for the actual metal content within 24 hours. The dental scrap can suddenly be worth more than a nice lunch.

Medical Facilities

Hospitals and emergency care centers must adhere to extensive regulations when it comes to waste management.

There are disposal requirements for regulated and unregulated waste. There are standards for handling biohazardous materials. Dental waste can fall under environmental and health regulations.

For many medical facilities, the best method for handling dental scrap is to work with a company that specializes in extracting precious metals from dental waste. Working with certified companies such as Simple Refining, medical institutions can ship their dental scrap for processing and receive payment for all metals extracted from the scrap. Not only can medical facilities minimize their regulatory burden, but they can also add to their bottom line.

Finding a trustworthy refiner ensures peace of mind. With Simple Refining, facilities store their scrap in a sealed container until it’s ready to ship. Medical institutions then transfer the scrap to the provided packaging and send it to us. We can send a new shipping kit after receiving a shipment, so a facility is prepared for the next time.

Clinical Waste Companies

Most countries regulate the disposal of medical waste. Whether the components come from medical facilities or private practices, clinical waste management must adhere to local as well as country-wide laws.

Depending on their field of service, waste companies could have to comply with multiple regulations. In such situations, extracting precious metals from dental scrap may be best handled by a third party.

Refining dental scrap is a specialized process. It requires the right equipment and expertise to extract precious metals for recycling. In the rush to comply with regulations, companies can lose sight of refinement’s objective, which is to protect the environment and reduce the consumption of limited resources. With a partner who understands the essence of refinement, clinical waste companies can forward their dental scrap for processing, knowing the refiner will extract the maximum to protect the environment.

With Simple Refining, companies can minimize their compliance burden and reduce their environmental footprint while receiving fair compensation for their dental scrap. XRF technology provides the best non-destructive analysis of precious metals, which is why we recommend the process to our customers. However, we will provide an onsite valuation for clients that want us to pick up their waste.