Recycling X-Ray Films in the Wollongong City Council area - Planet Ark Recycling Near You


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


Licenced by the EPA and have 5 recycling centres in 5 states.
03 9357 9540  (National service)

CMA Ecocycle Australia

National contact phone number is 1300 32 62 92

No fees apply

The above organisations will accept all x-ray film that can be sent directly to them or one of their drop-off locations.

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Drop off your X-Rays

CMA Ecocycle

22 Christie Street, St Marys 2760

02 9833 4155

No fees apply.


4 Coates Place, Wetherill Park 2164

03 9357 9540  (National Service) 

No Fees Apply


Address: 32 Bowden Street, Alexandria, NSW 2015
Phone: 1300 747 339

Fees apply

Liverpool Community Recycling Centre

99 Rose Street, Liverpool, NSW

Randwick Community Recycling Centre

72 Perry Street, Matraville, NSW

Newcastle Museum 

6 Workshop Way

Newcastle, 2300, NSW

Tuesdays to Sundays 10am - 5pm

Residential quantities ONLY

Fees do not apply


Medical Imaging Department - Children's Hospital Westmead

02 9845 2931

No fees apply


Calvery Mater Hospital

Radiology Department

Edith St & Platt St, Waratah NSW 2298

(02) 4921 1211

Northern Sydney Community Recycling Centre

8 Waltham Street, Artarmon NSW 2064

(02) 9936 8100


Willing & Able Foundation

NGO supporting people with disabilities.

39 Jindalee Road
Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Phone: 02 6581 0939 

PRP Diagnostic Imaging - Toukley

54 Victoria Pde
Ph: 4397 1791
Note: X-Rays must be over 7 yrs old or person deceased

PRP Diagnostic Imaging - Tuggerah
152 Pacific Hwy
Ph: 4355 4790
Note: X-Rays must be over 7 yrs old or person deceased

PRP Diagnostic Imaging
167 The Entrance Road
Erina NSW 2250
P: 02 4367 7100
F: 02 4367 7199

Sutherland Hospital X-Ray Dept
430 Kingsway
Caringbah NSW 2229
(02) 9540 7111


Scout Groups

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:

Batemans Bay Scout Group (1st)
Address: End of Pacific Street, Batemans Bay
Contact: Anne Jackson 02 4471 1780

Ballina Scout Group (1st)
Address: Canal Road, Ballina
Contact: Rodney Bray 0499 146 892
Scout Hall open for meetings Monday 5:30 pm-8:00pm and Wednesday 5:30pm-8:30pm.

First Gordon Scouts
Address: Cawarra Place,  Gordon

Mannering Park Scout Group
Address: Griffith St, Mannering Park
Contact: Mark Gifford 0417 281990

Ryde Scout Group

5 Blaxland Rd (corner with Princes St), Ryde

Time: Mon-Fri 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Drop off with childcare reception

St Marys Scouting Group (1st)
Address: Cnr Charles Hocket Drive & Gabriels Lane, St Marys
Contact: Leanne Burrows 02 4773 4319
Scout Hall open for meetings Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings 5:00pm-7:00pm.

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.