How do you dispose of X-ray results? The best option is to subject them to a process that will destroy the information contained in the x-ray. And that process is through recycling. Aside from this, x-rays should not be thrown in the bin because of the materials the x-rays are made with.
How much are old Xrays worth? If you have 10 pounds of x-ray film to recycle, the one Troy Ounce of silver that it contains is worth about $15.00 at current trading prices. If you have 100 pounds of x-ray film, it will contain about 10 troy ounces of silver, which is worth about $150.00 at current trading prices.
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.
What can you do with X-ray film? Your doctor may offer to take and recycle them for you. If your doctor says your x-rays are worth keeping. Keep them in a filing cabinet or somewhere safe. It’s best to keep them in the envelope they came in or ask your doctor for another one if you have lost it.