X-Rays Alternative ways to recycle Special Instructions Please visit B.W. Recycling online here. According to their website, B.W. Recycling will: Pick up old / end of life x-ray film for silver recovery anywhere in the US for free Pay you for the silver recovered from the x-rays Provide a certificate of destruction Dispose of the x-ray film in a 100% earth friendly process. Don't Place in Trash X-ray film is coated in silver and PET plastic, which can leach into waterways if placed in a landfill. Silver is known to damage the skin, lungs, and eyes. X-ray film also contains personal information that you might want to keep private, so do not place X-rays in the trash. Alternative Ways to Recycle Take Back to the Doctor Ask your doctor or hospital whether they will take back unwanted X-ray films. Most hospitals have a regular X-ray disposal system or outside recycler, in order to help protect patient privacy. Mail to X-Ray Recycling Companies Mail in any unwanted X-ray films to B.W. Recycling, Inc. Find out how to mail in your X-ray films.