X-Ray Destruction and Recycling
X-ray destruction and recycling is a good environmental policy and social responsibility practice, reducing harm to the environment by keeping their waste out of landfill. X-ray films contain silver in the form of halides, which can be extracted and converted into pure silver. You can dispose of your x-rays responsibly by sending them to Quantum.
Quantum Technical Services
7/220 Barry Road
Campbellfield VIC 3061
Tel: 1300 247 266
Some community-based organisations are also assisting members of the public with responsible destruction of old or out-dated x-rays.
There are a number of scout groups in NSW that accept x-rays for recycling. Your x-rays can be slipped under the door of the scout hall at any time, or you can contact the scout group directly.
Scout Groups in NSW collecting X-Rays include:
Ballina Scout Group (1st)
Canal Road, Ballina
Contact: Debbie McGregor 0416 090674
Scout Hall open for meetings Mon 5:30-8:00pm & Wed 5:30-8:30pm.
Bangalow Scouts (1st)
Contact: Rachelle 02 6629 1349 for drop-off or collection points
Batemans Bay Scout Group (1st)
End of Pacific Street, Batemans Bay
Contact: Anne Jackson 02 4471 1780
Mannering Park Scout Group
Griffith St, Mannering Park
Contact: Mark Gifford 0417 281990
Ryde Scout Group
5 Stratford Avenue, Denistone
Contact: Margaret Somerville 02 9874 2645
Scone Scout Group (1st)
Contact: Greg Morris 02 6545 3176
St Marys Scouting Group (1st)
Cnr Charles Hackett Drive & Gabriels Lane, St Marys
Contact: Leanne Burrows 02 4773 4319
Scout Hall open for meetings Wed, Thur, Fri 5:00-7:00pm
In South Australia, Siltech/Quantum has developed a relationship with the Head Office of Red Cross to collect x-ray films for recycling, so they are not discarded in landfill.
Volunteers at Head Office collect x-rays from a variety of locations, including small medical centres and GP practices as well as private homes.
Additionally, members of the public have been encouraged to drop off x-rays at Red Cross Centres or our office in Beverley, Adelaide.
The relationship with Red Cross realises two benefits to the community:
- The reduction of x-ray film to landfill sites, and
- The revenue earned by Red Cross for the silver value of the x-ray film, which they inject back into the community.
Planet Ark, the renowned and respected environmental organisation, recognised the environmental benefits of the ethical and secure destruction of x-ray film and they have included us on their ‘RecyclingNearYou‘ website with details of the service we provide, and a list of locations for dropping off your old x-rays.
ARC Trading License Numbers: NSW AU12849 QLD AU35545 SA AU27930 VIC AU20176 WA AU28319