Putting X-Rays in the trash or dumping them in a landfill presents a variety of concerns.
X-Rays are comprised of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) plastic, coated with silver. Once in a landfill, the silver becomes a toxic leachate, along with the petrochemicals from the plastic — a threat to the surrounding water table. It is illegal to dispose of X-Rays improperly.
X-Rays at a medical facility are stored in jackets complete with identifying information, making haphazard disposal of these records a potential HIPAA violation and identify theft threat.
In addition to medical X-Rays, Protec is experienced in the safe and secure recycling of MRI, Dental, NDT, and Industrial films.
Protec is based near Birmingham, Alabama. Our fleet trucks are available for pickup, onsite document destruction, and hard drive shredding within a wide radius of the north central region of the state. We also accept shipped materials from facilities nationwide.
Freeing up valuable storage space is its own reward, but Protec pays by the lb. for X-Rays delivered for recycling. At Protec, we are able to chemically separate and recover the silver for reuse, then dispose of the PET plastic in an environmentally friendly way.
There is no need to prepare your films, remove them from identifying jackets, or worry about paper clips and staples. We can handle all processing and destruction of sensitive information as well as provide HIPAA compliant certification of destruction.
It’s important to our clients that we are a reliable, experienced service that can be counted to accomplish our mission with no security short cuts. We’re also on-time and friendly to work with.
Learn more on our X-Ray Recycling page.
Would you like to work with Protec Recycling? It’s easy, give us a call at 205-549-2120, or visit our Contact Us page today!