Alternative ways to recycle
Hazardous Waste Drop-Off

Depending on how much silver is on the film, it can be considered to be a hazardous waste or a commodity for which you may be paid for.  

Hazardous Waste Collection 
X-rays need special handling to avoid toxic exposure for waste workers, the community, and the environment.

Disposal Options For Businesses
Hazardous waste cannot be placed in your containers so need to work with companies that specialize in disposal of this material. Fees may apply depending of the possible silver value extracted from x-rays.

Some HHW drop-off centers may allow drop off by small business generators. 

Local  X-Ray Recycling Business:  Commodity Resource & Environmental, Inc.  



Don't Place in Trash

X-ray film is coated in silver and PET plastic, which can leach into waterways if placed in a landfill. Silver is known to damage the skin, lungs, and eyes. X-ray film also contains personal information that you might want to keep private, so do not place X-rays in the trash.

Alternative Ways to Recycle

Take Back to the Doctor

Ask your doctor or hospital whether they will take back unwanted X-ray films. Most hospitals have a regular X-ray disposal system or outside recycler, in order to help protect patient privacy.

Mail to X-Ray Recycling Companies

Mail in any unwanted X-ray films to B.W. Recycling, Inc. Find out how to mail in your X-ray films.