X-Ray Film Recycling Hotline

X-ray films contain silver in the form of halides, which can be extracted and converted into pure silver.

Mail X-Rays Direct

If you have small quantities, simply place them in an envelope and post to:

Quantum Technical Services

Unit 1 / 52 Wodonga Street, (entry off Alfred Avenue)

Beverley, SA 5009

Phone: 1300 247 266

info@qtsaustralia.com.au

 

CMA Ecocycle Australia

National contact phone number is 1300 32 62 92

E-mail is http://www.cmaecocycle.net/contact-us/

http://www.cmaecocycle.net

No fees apply.

 

Drop off your X-Rays

Quantum Technical Services

Unit 1 / 52 Wodonga Street, (entry off Alfred Avenue)

Beverley, SA 5009

Phone: 1300 247 266

Service: 24/7

No Fees Apply

info@qtsaustralia.com.au

 

CMA Ecocycle Australia

16 - 20 Johansson Road, Wingfield, SA 5031

08 8262 4558

E-mail is http://www.cmaecocycle.net/contact-us/

No fees apply.

 

Shred-X

Address: Unit 3, 2 Lafitte Road, Wingfield, SA 5013
Phone: 1300 747 339

Fees Apply

Red Cross
In South Australia, Quantum Technical Services has developed a relationship with the Head Office of Red Cross to collect x-ray films for recycling. Members of the public have been encouraged to drop off x-rays at Red Cross Centres. 08 8100 4500.

An extension of the program now involves schools who are set up with collection bins.

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.

Arrange a Pick-Up for Large Volumes of X-Rays

If you have x-ray volumes over 20kg, you can arrange a collection from:

 

About X-Ray Recycling

  • X-ray 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.
  • Ecocycle Australia and Quantum Technical Services will safely and confidentially destroy your records, however if you dispose of these yourself send just the film.