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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We pick-up your outdated / end of life X-Ray and MRI film anywhere in the US for silver recovery purposes.
Our X-Ray recycling program includes a free pick-up and cash back for your x-ray films, we pay by the LB.
We also provide a HIPAA compliant certificate of destruction for your film including paper jackets and all other medical related records we receive along with it, B.W. Recycling is licensed and registered with the Environmental Protection Agency, the process is 100% eco-friendly.

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.
Click here for our quick schedule pick-up form.

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.
Learn more about our silver recovery process

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.
Click here to view the required period for x-ray film retention in your state.

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.
Find out why you should choose B.W. Recycling for disposing your x-ray film properly.

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.
Click here for a detailed list of recyclable film.

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.

  • In 2007, approximately 1,600 tons of silver was recovered from old scrap X-Ray film.
  • Approximately one-fifth of the silver used each year worldwide ends up in radiology film.

We speak Spanish, Reciclado de placas radiográficas

Licensed and certified silver recyclers.
EPA ID #: FLD984167080
BBB accredited x-ray film recycling company

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