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Breaking bones are painful but recycling your old film-based X-rays doesn’t need to be with the introduction of dedicated recycling bins at all of our Customer Service Centres.
This new free X-ray recycling service will help keep old films out of landfill, which is a win for the environment because they contain chemicals, making them a hazardous waste.
Your old X-ray films will be processed at a refinery in Melbourne to extract and recover the valuable silver. The remaining residue is then used in road base.
The dedicated X-ray bins are now available at Customer Service Centres in Avalon Beach, Dee Why, Manly and Mona Vale. You can find the bins in the centres’ foyers but at Dee Why, please pass your X-ray films to Customer Service staff who will recycle these for you.
Confused about what to do with other items you would like to dispose of? Here’s our A-Z Guide to Recycling, Reuse and Disposal. From ‘A’ - for air conditioners - to ‘Z’ - for zip lock bags – our guide will help you work out where you can recycle or how you can reuse a whole heap of different items.