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How To Recycle Your Silver-Bearing Film

There is a surprising amount of silver in medical, dental and lithographic film – and we can help you turn that into cash. We make it fast and easy to recycle your company’s various types of silver-bearing film – in fact, you’ll be paid within 30 days after we receive your film scrap. Even though we customize every transaction to meet the specific needs of your company, here are our standard terms for refining film scrap:

Processing Time:  Typically completed within four (4) weeks from date of receipt.
Payment Schedule:  You will be paid 30 days from date of receipt.
Form of Payment:  Company check, bank wire transfer or the return of bullion.
Metal Pricing:  We price your metals using the New York and London markets.
Pool Account:  If you prefer to leave your metals unpriced, you may open a pool account at no additional cost.

What Kind of Silver-Bearing Film Can I Recycle?

You can send us the following silver-bearing film scrap to be refined and recycled:

  • Medical films, X-rays, MRI, Nuclear Med., Scans, etc.
  • Industrial films and X-rays
  • Dental films and X-rays
  • Graphic Arts Lithograph films
  • X-ray film
  • Silver Gelatin prints
  • Silver Halide prints

See the other forms of silver Specialty Metals accepts here.

Image of used X-ray film, one of the types of silver-bearing medical, dental, industrial and graphic arts films scrap that Specialty Metals recycles.

Refining Rates and Fees for Film

Minimum Lot:
3,000 to 4,000 pounds
(depending on location)

Payable Metals:
Silver: 85%

No Other Charges

Film in jackets will be subject to a sorting fee and higher minimum lot sizes