UNWANTED x-rays can be recycled for free at the Mornington Resource Recovery Centre.
The offer is part of Mornington Peninsula Shire’s efforts to divert waste from landfill.
X-ray films are recycled to extract the silver which is converted into a purer form of silver and reused for such things as jewellery, silver solder, electrical components and film manufacture.
The mayor Cr Bryan Payne said chemicals in X-rays made them a hazardous waste.
The decision to accept x-rays for free was made after a suggestion by retired nurse Denise Kempster, of Somers.
Mornington Resource Recovery Centre is at 134 Watt Road, Mornington and opens 8am–4pm Monday to Friday and 8am–5pm on weekends and public holidays.
Information about recycling is at mornpen.vic.gov.au/recycling