X-Ray film recycling services - We pick-up x-rays nationwide for FREE.
We pick-up your outdated / end of life X-Ray and MRI film anywhere in the US for silver recovery purposes.
How does it work?
You contact us, we pick-up the film for free and provide you with a certificate of destruction and a
check for each lb of your film.
To learn more about our X-Ray recycling program, it is recommended to read our frequently asked questions page, you can also simply call us and speak to one of our representatives.
A little more about the X-Ray recycling process:
If your film are received in the paper jackets (envelopes) we will first remove all of the
films out of the jackets, the jackets will be recycled as well, then all of the films out of jackets will be chemically washed and the silver will be recovered, the left over which
is a clear PET plastic will be recycled as well, all sensitive information will
be destroyed permanently both on the films and the jackets.
How long do I have to keep the x-ray films before I can dispose of it?
HIPAA did not state the period of time any medical records should be kept prior
to disposal, it is very common to keep the records for 7 years, however each
state has its own rules for medical records retention period.
Concerned about doing the right thing with your X-Rays, you should!
Your X-Ray film contains sensitive information of your patients and it is
your responsibility to protect it. When the time comes for purging and disposal
it will not be wise to handle your patients x-ray films to any
recycler that offers the highest reimbursement per lb for the silver recovered,
there is a lot more to x-ray film disposal than a little bit more money.
Types of x-ray film recycled.
We recycle all kinds of X-Rays, such as medical X-Rays, MRI, Dental, vets, NDT
film, industrial film, lithographic and most kinds of other radiology photography.
Quick facts about silver recovery:
The demand for silver is rising. Alaska continued as the country’s leading silver-producing. Silver refiners estimate a total output of 3,000 tons from domestic and foreign ores and concentrates, and from old and new scrap.
We speak Spanish, Reciclado de placas radiográficas
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