Disposal of Unwanted X-Rays

The community can now dispose of their unwanted X-Rays at the Drouin Civic Centre by placing them in a secure X-Ray disposal bin located in the reception area.  There is silver contained in the X-rays which can be recycled.

These X-rays will be sent to a refinery for processing where the silver is extracted and re-used for a variety of purposes such as making jewellery, silver plating of utensils and electrical components.

Residents can also dispose of unwanted X-Rays in secure X-Ray disposal bins located at the West Gippsland Hospital and at Regional Imaging, 29 Mason Street, Warragul.

Council is pleased to offer this free X-Ray disposal service to the community which will assist in keeping X-Rays out of landfill.