Recycling Near You - Recycling X-Ray Films in the Coorong District Council area


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:

CMA Ecocycle Australia

National contact phone number is 1300 32 62 92

E-mail is

No fees apply.


 03 9357 9540  (National service)

Drop off your X-Rays

CMA Ecocycle Australia

1A Portsmouth Crt
Gillman SA 5015

08 8262 4558

E-mail is

No fees apply.



1/17-19 Plymouth Rd Wingfield 5013

03 9357 9540  (National Service)  

No Fees Apply


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

Fees Apply

Red Cross
In South Australia, Siltech 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 these designated centres or call 08 8100 4500 for more information:

  • 317 North East Rd, Hampstead Gardens 5086
  • 354 Shepherds Hill Rd, Blackwood 5051
  • 320 Grange Rd, Kidman Park 5025
  • 1267 South Rd, St Marys 5042
  • 212 Pirie St Adelaide 5000
  • 12/18 David Witton Dr,  Noarulunga 5168


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.


Mount Barker Council

Windmill Hill Transfer Station

Nixon Rd, Hahndorf 5245

Murray Bridge Council

Brinkley Waste Recycling Depot

Brinkley Rd, Murray Bridge 5253


Stirling Council

Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre

Scott Creek Rd, Heathfield 5153


West Torrens Council

Solo Resource Recovery

181 Morphett Rd, North Plympton


Mt Gambier Council

10 Watson Terrace  Mount Gambier

Collection service:

 Email for collections

There is a collection fee that will be quoted depending on location and quantities.

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.
  • CMA EcoCycle Australia and Siltech will safely and confidentially destroy your records, however if you dispose of these yourself send just the film.