X-Rays contain silver and should never be placed in your kerbside bins.
X-Rays should be taken to Stanley Road Waste Management Facility, Lot 45 Stanley Road Wellesley, and passed on to the Gatehouse or the Trash and Treasure Shop
Silver is a valuable resource. X-rays films are processed in a refinery to extract the silver.
- The x-ray films are heated using temperatures of over 1,000 degrees celsius.
- The silver is extracted and converted into a more pure silver form.
- The silver can then be reused for things such as silver solder, jewellery, the silver plating of utensils, electrical components and film manufacture.