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X-Ray film recycling - Frequently asked question about our X-Ray recycling program.

Welcome to our frequently asked questions page, we have gathered the most frequent questions we get on daily basis about our x-ray film recycling program, we have grouped the questions and answers in order to make it easier for you to find the right information you need.

Please click on any of the questions below in order to view the answer for that question. To go back to the list of questions, click back to top. If you have any question (s) that is not listed on this page you can either fill out the form to the right and write your question on the comment field, one of us will contact you shortly with the information you need or simply call us directly 877-217-7020 and one of our representatives will be glad to answer any of your questions.

Common questions about our x-ray film recycling program:

 

Do you pay for the silver recovered from the x-ray film? how much?
Do you pick-up ? Is there any fee for the pick-up?
I noticed that you are based out of Florida and Texas I am located out of state do you pick-up?
If I have approximately 400 lbs of films, will I get paid for it?
Do you sign a HIPAA business associate agreement?
Do you provide a document which certifies that the films are disposed of properly?
I do not have boxes, can you provide it?
We have both X-Ray and MRI films, do you take it all? do we have to separate it?
My x-rays are in jackets do I have take the film out of the jackets?
I might have some paper records accompanied with the films, do I need to remove these?
How do I know how many lbs of x-ray films I have?
What do I have to do in order to prepare my films for pick-up?
I do not have boxes, can you provide it?
We have a lot of films and we can not box it, can you come and pick-up our films?
If I schedule the pick-up today, How long will it take you to pick-up our films?
What do I have to do in order to schedule a pick-up?
Is B.W. Recycling insured? who is responsible for the medical records after the pick-up?
Can I just send my films to you for disposal? will it cost anything? will you pay me for it?
Are you an actual x-ray film recycling company or a broker?
Do you only recycle medical x-rays or there are other types of film you can take?
Can I just send my x-ray films to you for disposal? will it cost anything? will you pay me for it?
Why should I choose B.W. Recycling for recycling my X-Rays?
I am an individual and I only have a x-rays that I would like to recycle, is it bad if I put it in the trash?
Do you only recycle medical x-rays or there are other types of film you can take?
We have a lot of film that are on shelves, we need to get rid of some of it and keep the rest. Do you also provide film purging services?

 

Question: Do you pay for the silver recovered from the x-ray film? how much?
Answer: Yes, we do pay for the x-ray film silver, we pay per lb of x-ray films we receive, for medical x-rays we have two different price quotes, one price is for film in the paper jackets and for net film out of jackets.

Question: How much do you pay per lb of x-ray film?
Answer: The price we pay per lb varies and it is based on the silver spot market price. For x-ray recycling price quote please call us or fill out the form to the right of this page and we will get back to you very shortly with the current prices.

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Question: Do you pick-up ? Is there any fee  for the pick-up? how much?
Answer: Yes, we do pick-up nationwide, in 99% of the cases the pick-up is free, in rare cases when there is a very small quantity of x-ray film there might be a pick-up charge, that charge is fixed for each state individually, please find out free pick-up minimum weight by your state here.

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Question: I noticed that you are based out of Florida, I am located out of state and I have some outdated x-rays that I would like to dispose of, do you only pick-up in FL or can you pick-up in any other state?
Answer: We pick-up nationwide, even in California, Texas, New York, New Jersey, Alabama, Washington, Georgia, Oregon or any other state in the US. We also pick-up in Puerto Rico. We also pick-up in Hawaii.

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Question: If I have approximately 100 lbs of films, will I get paid for it?
Answer: Yes, we pay money for any load of films that we pick-up.

Question: If my pick-up fee is $40.00 and the value of my films based on your price is $100.00, will I be credited for the difference?
Answer: Yes, based on that calculation, we will mail you a check for $60.00.

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Question: Do you provide some kind of a document which certifies that the films are disposed of properly?
Answer: Yes, B.W. Recycling, Inc provides a certificate of destruction for all x-ray and MRI films we receive in, the certificate assures that the films and all other medical records that we received such as paper jackets or charts with patients names or other information is destroyed and recycled according to HIPAA rules and the EPA guidelines and regulations.

Question: Do you sign a HIPAA business associate agreement?
Answer: Yes, we do sign a HIPAA business associate agreement click here to read more about HIPAA business associate agreement.

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Question: We have both X-Ray and MRI films, do you take it all? do we have to separate it?
Answer: We recycle and pay for all kinds of films, including medical X-Ray, MRI films, radiographs, CT scans, mammography film and all other medical film. We also take lithographic film and industrial films NDT / NDE film, there is no need to separate the films. we also take dental x-ray film, please note that we take dental film out of the jackets.

Question: My x-ray films are in the jackets (envelopes) and has patient's names and other information on it, do I have to erase the names or take the films out of the jackets?
Answer: No, there is no need to erase your patients name or any other information from the jackets, or take the x-ray films out of the jackets, we do that process in our facilities, all of the envelopes are recycled as well and treated as sensitive information which makes it 100% safe.

Question: I might have some paper records accompanied with the x-ray films, do I need to remove these?
Answer: No, there is no need to remove any medical records that might be accompanied with the actual x-ray film, we separate these from the x-rays in our facility and it is being destroyed and recycled securely.

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Question: How do I know how many lbs of x-ray films I have?
Answer: Other than weighing your x-rays with any accurate scale, there are few ways of how you can estimate the weight of your x-ray films load, please see the chart here.

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Question: What do I have to do in order to prepare my films for pick-up?
Answer: You will need to put all of your films in 1 or more boxes, you have to make sure that each box does not exceed 70 lbs and not less than 50 lbs, you can use any size or shape boxes, the boxes needs to be able to be shut and has to be closed with tape, now you can call us to schedule a pick-up.

Question: I do not have boxes, can you provide it?
Answer: Yes, we are able to provide you with shipping boxes for you to fill-up with your x-ray film, please ask our representative about this option.

Question: We have a lot of x-ray film on shelves in the office and we do not have the ability to put the film in boxes, can you come and pick-up our films?
In some cases we will be able to send a crew to take your film out of the filing cabinets as well, we only do that for large loads of films, please ask our representative about this option. We can also have the option to have our crew purge the film at your location.

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Question: I am located in Huntsville, Alabama, If I schedule a pick-up today, How long will it take you to pick-up my films?
Answer: We will usually arrive on the same day you scheduled the pick-up, in some other cases it will be picked-up in the following morning, regardless of your location.

Question: What do I have to do in order to schedule a pick-up?
Answer: All you have to do is either call us @ 1-877-217-7020 or simply go to our schedule pick-up form and fill out the information, we will than call you in order to confirm everything. please call us if you have further questions about disposing your x-ray film with us.

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Is B.W. Recycling insured? who is responsible for the medical records after the pick-up?
Answer: Absolutely, B.W. Recycling, Inc is licensed and insured, B.W. Recycling, Inc is also 100% responsible for the destruction of the medical records from the moment it leaves your possession.

Is B.W. Recycling an actual X-Ray film recycling company or are you a broker?
B.W. Recycling, Inc is an actual recycling company, we are registered with the EPA (US Environmental Protection Agency).
please check this link to look at our registration with the the EPA.

Question: Do you only recycle medical x-rays or there are other types of film you can take?
Answer: We take all types of radiology film that contains silver for recovery, such as Medical x-rays, industrial NDT / NDE film and lithographic film, please follow this link to view a detailed list of recyclable x-rays.

Question: Can I just send my x-ray film to you for proper disposal? will it cost anything? will you pay me for it?
Answer: You can always send your film to us, there is no charge for us to accept your film and recycle it for you, we will also mail you a certificate of destruction with no charge which states that your x-rays has been disposed of properly. In this case we only pay for the films when we get 50 lbs or more of film. When shipping boxes or envelopes of x-ray film for disposal to us, please make sure you include all of your contact information so we can mail a certificate of destruction.

Ship to address:
B.W. Recycling, Inc
2035 SW 31st Ave.
Hallandale, FL 33009

Question: We have a lot of film that are on shelves, we need to get rid of some of it and keep the rest. Do you also provide film purging services?
Answer: We do offer film purging services as well. In some cases the film purging will be free of charge depending on the quantity of film to be disposed of Vs the film to be kept. For more information please visit this page.

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EPA ID #: FLD984167080
BBB accredited x-ray film recycling company

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