Alternative ways to recycle
Special Management Instructions

X-ray film should never be placed in the recycling bin. Silver is no longer used in the production of x-ray film, so scrap metal recyclers do not accept these items. Contact your medical provider and ask if they accept old x-ray film for disposal. If not, dispose of these items 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.