This item should never be placed in your kerbside bins and should be taken to a drop off centre.

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.