Orthopedic prosthetic surgeries are increasing each year resulting in an increase in the number of cremation clients with metal implants. Current metallic implants are fabricated from high-grade alloys such as stainless steel, titanium, and cobalt chromium.
Most implant material is either buried at a cemetery or, more commonly, sent to a landfill with common waste. These materials do not decompose over time but will take up finite land space permanently.
This is unnecessary. Recycling metallic implants is a common practice in Europe but relatively new in the United States. Implant material can be sent to recycling centers, sorted and re-melted, where it can then re-enter the material supply chain to be used again.
Recycling these materials is dignified and environmentally sound, reduces mining requirements, and reduces landfill space that would otherwise be occupied forever.
We offer an alternative disposal method which is environmentally responsible, efficient, and of NO charge to you.
A plaque is available for you to display explaining that all unclaimed metal is recycled.
We provide you, absolutely free of charge, containers to hold the metal until they are ready for shipping. Containers are made of hard plastic and are about 1.8 cu. ft. These containers provide an enviromentally accepted method for disposal and transport.
We recycle all the metal from the cremation process. Everything separated from the cremains can be disposed of in our containers.
We make all the arrangements and pay all costs for shipping. We are available to pick up your metal in select areas.
After receiving your material it will be weighed and inspected then a receipt showing the weight will be sent to you. This gives you proof of proper disposal of your metal.
While all of us are becoming more aware of the benefit of recycling in all aspects of life, the time has come to be responsible for the environmental impact of our death.
Enviro-Medical Implant Recycling LLC is happy to take your pacemakers also. We will ship these to Projct My Heart-Your Heart where they will be used for study. If you have any questions please feel free to connect to their website for more information.
These devices may be placed in your container and we will take it from there.
Donations from Enviro-Medical Implant Recycling and the crematories that we serve have an on going donation program. We also can add any charitable foundation that you choose.