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X-ray recycling comes to City of Gosnells

Published on Wednesday 24 October, 2018

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City of Gosnells residents can now recycle their old x-rays, with a new collection point at the Operations Centre in Kelvin Road, Maddington.

Mayor Glenn Dewhurst was quick to remind residents that the x-rays could only be recycled through a designated bin at the City’s Operations Centre – not through the regular fortnightly recycling collection.

“The silver and plastic used in x-rays can be damaging for our environment, but through recycling, we can recover these materials and re-use them,” he said.

“The recycling process for x-rays is confidential and secure, as the x-rays are shredded prior to recycling.

“The company providing the recycling service, CMA Ecocycle, uses a wet process to recycle the x-rays and associated films, which avoids burning the films and keeps emissions to a minimum.”

The x-ray recycling bin is located just inside the gates at the City’s Operations Centre, alongside recycling for batteries, fluorescent light globes and other materials that can’t be recycled in your regular bin.

For more information about what can and can’t be placed in your recycling bin, visit www.gosnells.wa.gov.au/waste.

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Pictured: City of Gosnells Mayor Glenn Dewhurst (left) and CMA Ecocycle’s David Brooke (right) inspecting the new x-ray recycling bin.