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.

X-rays dropped in to the bin at Drouin Civic Centre 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.