B & D Associates, Inc. opens X-Ray Recycling Operations Center in Atlanta GA

B & D Associates, Inc.  a leading X-Ray Film Recycling company since 1974 is pleased to announce a new operations center in Atlanta GA area to better service our Silver Recovery and X Ray Film Recycling clients in the area.
The amount of clients needing a better alternative for Silver Recycling in this area has grown significantly in the past few years. Consequently we have felt the need to establish another satellite operation to better service our X ray Film Recycling customers in the Atlanta GACharlotte NCColumbia SCTallahassee FLBirmingham AL and Knoxville TN areas. This will alleviate our customers having to wait a few weeks for pick ups in these areas as they were being serviced from other locations. These areas have been plagued by X-ray Film theft from people posing as viable vendors for this service only to not pay or to have lied about who they represent.  Please be safe with your x-ray films for disposal!

B & D Associates, Inc.at WWW.SAFEMEDICALWASTE.COM provides Silver Recovery Services for Healthcare Facilities and Printing Facilities.  We offer for sale New Silver Recovery Equipment and have a large selection of Used Silver Recovery Equipment. We provide maintenance of the equipment and canister and filters. We also purchase SIlver Flake, Litho Film for Recycling and Xray Film for Recycling. We handle Medical X ray Film in or our of Jackets. All material is shredded and a Certificate or Destruction is issued for jackets and film if applicable.

We have staff trained in HIPAA compliance and Medical Record Storage Techniques. They will come to your facility and purge your x-ray film for recycling to your specification. We will consolidate the remaining files and relocate as required. We have the ability to sort whole files or individual procedures within files. In Georgia Hospitals are currently required to keep Medical Records for a minimum of 5 years from date of Discharge but always contact your state regulartory office for current guidelines.

B & D Associates, Inc. has their own licensed facility for X-ray Film Recycling and Silver Recycling in Concord NH. Our new facility is state of the art with a 24 hour monitored securty system that includes cameras inside and out. We have been working with clients since 1974 to keep them in compliance with environmental regulations.

Contact Andy at 877-486-FILM to discuss how we can help you.

Best Management Practices Of Regulated Waste From Dental Offices

B&D Associates, Inc. works with Dental Offices in New England and New York to manage their Regulated Waste. These waste streams are often handled incorrectly or overlooked. In fact many states have published information on these waste streams such as Vermont’s Guide to Proper Waste Management in Dental Offices.

B & D Associates, Inc. services include Silver Recovery and transporting Photo Processing Waste. Our Licensed Silver Recycling Facility receives solutions of Used Fixer and Developer for Dental Practices that cannot meet discharge regulations or are on Private Septic Systems. The New Hampshire DES publication “Manangement of Silver Waste from Dental Offices” clearly states that it is illegal to discharge used Fixer and Developer into a septic system. If you are using Silver Traps and discharge into a private septic system, then you are in violation of the law. Used Fixer is federally classified as a Hazardous Waste so the vendor that is transporting this for you must be a Hazardous Waste Transporter. B&D Associates is a certified hazardous waste transporter and can be found on Maine’s List of Active Hazardous Waste Transporters. We are licensed to transport waste all over New England.

Sharps Disposal and Medical Waste Disposal are the items that most Dental Offices consider the most important Regulated Wastes they handle.  B & D Associates is small enough to be flexible to meet your needs whether that is on call service or scheduled and not requiring a contract. In Massachusetts, did you know that you are required to have a Sharps Disposal pick up once per calender year?  B & D Associates is the only New England Company listed on the Mass.Gov website for Sharps Disposal.

B & D Associates, Inc. handles Amalgam for Recycling. Most offices know to recycle the non-contact Amalgam and Amalgam Separators but most incorrectly handle the Amalgam Chairside Traps. Often times Amalgam Chairside Traps are found in the Medical Waste Disposal which is illegal. Rhode Island clearly spells out regulations about Chairside Traps containing Amalgam and being handled as Waste Amalgam. Connecticut also dictates Amalgam Recycling must either be handled by an Amalgam Recycler or Hazardous Waste Transporter.

B & D Associates, Inc. also handles Lead Foil for Recycling and offers Shredding Services. Since 1974 we have grown our business to provide our clients with the services they need.

Contact Andy at 877-486-3456 to see what we can do for you. WWW.SAFEMEDICALWASTE.COM

X-ray Film Recycling Illinois

B&D Associates, Inc. at WWW.SAFEMEDICALWASTE.COM is the most experienced vendor for x-ray film recycling Illinois. Since 1974, we have refined our process of recycling x ray films to insure that our clients have the highest returns while also guaranteeing HIPPA compliance via entering into a Business Associates Agreement and issuing a Certificate of Destruction. We are a registered X ray Film Recycler and Silver Recycler

B&D Associates will help clients with their X-ray Film Recycling Illinois to handle the old film to recover silver and earn extra cash. Film recycling attracts more and more companies discovering that recycling doesn’t just make environmental sense but makes financial sense as well. To ensure that you will get the best return on your recycled silver, deal with a company that has been constantly refining its recycling process to maximize silver recovery and your return. 

With the price of precious metals at all time highs, silver recovery from xray film is an excellent way to turn what would otherwise be a hazardous waste into a revenue source. The recycling of xray film not only provides a welcome source of extra income for Illinois businesses, but also helps meet environmental regulations by getting the used film out of landfills where the TCLP of the Silver fails EPA standards. X-ray film recycling is also an excellent way to open up valuable storage space in your dental or medical office or storage facility which will cut down on storage costs.

Whether it is the recycling of dental x ray film or other kinds of x ray film created by other medical procedures, the most advanced silver recycling technology available is used in order to ensure that silver recovery from x-ray film is always done in an environmentally friendly manner with the highest yields. You can enjoy full confidence that your x rays will be recycled in accordance with all applicable HIPAA regulation. In addition, x-ray recycling of NDT film and Litho Film Recycling or other industrial xray film is also available.

In Illinois X ray films must be kept for at least 5 years per current regulations. Illinois Guidelines for X ray Film Disposal are listed here. As with any state regulations they can change so call your local agency that governs this and ask for the latest regulations.

Among the oldest Silver Recovery companies dealing with X ray Film Recycling, B & D Associates, Inc. deals with big corporations and hospitals to the smaller Chiropractors and everyone in between . We offer pickups of large orders and also have a mailback program for small orders. We even can consolidate full file rooms. With great service, integrity and competitive rates you will be happy you chose B & D Associates, Inc. at WWW.SAFEMEDICALWASTE.COM.

For Xray Film Recycling in Illinois Call ANDREW THORNTON at 877-486-FILM

X-ray Film Recycling in Michigan

B&D Associates, Inc. at WWW.SAFEMEDICALWASTE.COM is the most experienced vendor for recycling x rays. We are now offering X-Ray Film Recycling in Michigan.  Since 1974, we have refined our process of recycling x ray films to insure our clients have the highest returns while complying with HIPPA regulatoins via entering into a BAA and issuing a Certificate of Destruction. We are Licensed X ray Film Recycler and Silver Recycler

B&D Associates has been working with medical and printing clients in Michigan to recycle film and recover silver since 1974. Recycling today attracts more and more Michigan companies discovering that recycling doesn’t just make environmental sense but can make financial sense as well. B&D Associates has been refining its film recycling and silver recovery methods since 1974; our goal is to make sure our clients get the most return from their recycled silver.

With the price of precious metals at all time highs, silver recovery from xray film is an excellent way to turn what would otherwise be a hazardous waste into a revenue source. The recycling of x ray film not only provides a welcome source of extra income, but also helps your company meet environmental regulations by getting the used film out of landfills where the TCLP of the Silver fails EPA standards. X-ray film recycling is also an excellent way to open valuable storage space in your dental or medical office or storage facility which will cut down on storage costs.

Whether it is the recycling of dental x ray film or other kinds of x ray film created by other medical procedures, we use the most advanced silver recycling technology available in order to ensure that silver recovery from x-ray film is always done in an environmentally friendly manner that produces the highest yields. You can enjoy full confidence that your x rays will be recycled in accordance with all applicable HIPAA regulations. In addition to medical x rays, x-ray recycling of NDT film and Litho Film Recycling or other industrial x ray film is also available.
In Michigan X ray films must be kept for at least 7 years per current regulations.  Michigan Guidelines for X ray Film Retention are listed here.  As with any state regulations, they can change so call your local agency that governs this and ask for the latest regulations.

B&D Associates is one of the oldest film recycling companies in the nation and we work with all types of clients from national corporations to small business.  We offer pickups of trailer loads and also have a mailback program for small orders. We even can consolidate full file rooms. With great  service, integrity and competitive rates you will be happy you chose B & D Associates, Inc. at WWW.SAFEMEDICALWASTE.COM.

For Xray Film Recycling in Kentucky Call ANDREW THORNTON at 877-486-FILM

Shredding Services in New Hampshire

B&D Associates, Inc. understands that secure, permanent destruction and shredding of sensitive materials is a business imperative for organizations of all sizes.  Finding a partner you can trust is the most important step toward ensuring that the shredding services you receive are not only secure and reliable, but convenient, cost effective and environmentally friendly as well.

B & D complies with all HIPAA regulations by providing secure transportation and proper shredding of your documents. All vehicles and buildings are locked at all times and our warehouse is equipped with security cameras inside and out. All employees are properly trained in the secure handling of your sensitive files for destruction. You can rely on us for safe handling of you confidential record destruction which eliminates your exposure to breach of confidentiality.

When you partner with B  & D Associates, Inc. for your Shredding Services, you gain a range and flexibility of services and products to meet your needs of security, compliance and cost-effectiveness.

For almost 40 years we have been licensed Hazardous Waste Transporters and Medical Waste Transporters.  We know all about following regulations to the letter. Let an experienced team handle your shredding services.

Check us out at WWW.SAFEMEDICALWASTE.COM and then give Andy a call at

877-486-3456

B & D Associates warns those with X ray Film Recycling about Theft

In September of this year, two men walked into three Philadelphia area hospitals, said they were there to pick up old Xray films for disposal and calmly walked out with barrels of old film.
But the two men were not from the silver recycling company that normally picked up old X-rays for silver recycling.  “Given the tough economy and high silver prices, it’s no wonder that X ray Film Recycling thefts are on the rise across the country,“ said Andrew Thornton of B & D Associates.

One component of the emulsion on an X-ray Film is silver. During the silver recycling process, the silver is released from the emulsion. As a result, thieves and con artists across the country are beginning to steal X ray film for recycling at hospitals, veterinary offices and other places where X ray film is used.
“As a silver recycling company, we have a HIPAA compliant process for safely removing, transporting, and storing X ray film prior to recycling the film, extracting Silver, and destroying the film,” Thornton explained. ”It’s important for hospitals and other enterprises working with X ray film to have processes in place that keep X ray films safe from thievery and also protect patient confidentiality.”
The same holds true with the value of silver flake.  If you treat your own fixer on-site for discharge, be aware of who has access to your electrolytic silver flake.

To keep film safe from theft, store archived X rays and old Xray Film slated for silver recycling under lock and key.  Limit access to the locked storage area to those with direct responsibility for contacting the contracted silver recycling firm. When film is scheduled for removal by the silver recycling company, the employee who calls to schedule the pickup should always be the one to give the recycler access.

When choosing a vendor for x ray film recycling make sure they are a licensed X ray Film Recycling Facility. Use Google Maps satelite imaging to determine if the address of the company that you are considering is an actual commercial building or a residence.  Search the vendor for any violations they may have had.  Always check for references and copies of their insurance.

About B & D Associates, Inc.   B & D Associates is a family owned business that got its start in 1974 by providing silver recycling services and medical X-ray film recycling.  Since then, the company has expanded to serve the graphic arts and printing industries by recycling litho film, old negatives and aluminum plates.  B & D Associates, Inc. purchases x ray film for recycling and silver flake nationwide.
B & D Associates has been at the forefront of regulated medical waste disposal, including biomedical waste, sharps disposal and other biohazard waste.

Today, B & D Associates is one of the most respected silver recovery companies, with licensed facilities and permitted transporting to serve their customers.  As silver recyclers they are also proud of their long history of paying top prices to their many clients. For more information visit us at: http://www.safemedicalwaste.com/

Hospital X ray Film Recycling: Purging, Consolidating and Moving

If your medical business’s storage space is full of boxes of old x ray’s, it is time to call B & D Associates. We have been recycling x ray film from hospitals, clinics, and individual practices since 1974.  B&D Associates staff will come in and conduct purging and consolidation to your specifications.  We will purge any x ray films for recycling that are no longer required to be stored and consolidate what is left to minimize your square footage to increase your bottom line.  This will also potentially free space to meet other needs. Some facilities also use this revenue to purchase or update equipment.

B & D Associates will enter into a BAA (business associate agreement) to ensure HIPAA compliance when destroying your files or x rays.  Our trained staff comes in and purges, consolidates, and removes your files of x ray film for recycling to meet your space-saving objective.  It is then transported back to our licensed, secure x ray film recycling facility.  The x ray film is separated from the reports and jackets.  The reports and jackets are then shredded and a Certificate of Destruction is issued.  The x ray film is shredded then washed in an enzyme bath to remove the emulsion containing the silver.  The sludge is then put through a centrifuge to remove as much fluid as possible. The solids are then refined to solid pure silver.  Once our your old x-ray film has been recycled, we send you a check for the price of the recovered silver and a Certificate of Destruction proving that your files are destroyed.

We are licensed to destroy both x-ray film and medical records; let us help you reclaim your storage space!

B & D Associates, Inc. has been providing the highest returns and the best service x ray film recycling for almost 40 years.  You do not stay in business for that long except by being the best.  Check us out at WWW.SAFESILVERRECOVERY.COM

Then call Andy at 877-486-FILM