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Dental Lab Scrap Metal Recovery

Refiners have long known that dental lab scrap is an excellent source of precious metals such as gold, silver, platinum and palladium. This precious dental scrap is usually created in the dental appliance manufacturing process, although additional sources include grindings and shavings from the lab technician’s bench, and even the carpeting beneath the grinding tables!

Generally, the amount of dental scrap sent to a refiner does not determine the amount of precious metal recovered. In fact, it is not uncommon for a lab to send 25 to 100 pounds of dental scrap to a refiner in order to recover several ounces of various precious metals. If you’re a dental lab, how can you be sure that you’re receiving a fair and honest return for your dental metal wastes?

As a subdivision of Precious Metal Refining Services, Progressive Environmental Services specializes in developing personal relationships with our customers.

While others refiners advertise their "honesty and integrity," we’re a bit different: we practice it!

We only charge 5% of the net recoverable value of your dental scrap and return to you 95% of the recovered value! Our turnaround time is 20 working days, since we run your metals three times to ascertain a true result, as is required by our ISO 9002 Quality Certification. In fact, in 1996, our refinery became the first United States based refiner to earn an ISO quality certification! All of our analysis and testing is performed using strict controls that are governed by our quality operating program.

We provide containers for the collection of your precious metal wastes, pay for the transportation to and from your facility, and give you a detailed report when settlement is made. Additionally, various types of payment are available.

For more information or to schedule a pick-up, please call us at (800) 323-9785 Ext.8819, or visit our Contact page.