Can X-ray films be recycled? X-rays can be recycled – they are processed to extract silver. If you have a small quantity of x-rays, simply place them in an envelope and post to the address below. If you have large volumes (over 20kg), you can arrange for collecting by phone.
How do I dispose of old X-ray films UK? If the hospital won’t accept the x-ray film, try the City of London Hazardous Waste Service (opens in new window) or search online for a (private) recycling company to take it. If you are unable to recycle the x-ray film, it can go in your general waste bin.
How do I dispose of old X-rays in NYC? 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.
How do you dispose of undeveloped film? You can just throw color film, black and white film in your trash bin at home. Once the film has been processed there really isn’t that much toxic materials on your film. B/W and color film does contain small amounts of silver in the material after its been processed but the amount is too little to worry about.