X-Ray Film Recycling Maine

B & D Associates, Inc. is a New England company that has been recycling regulated wastes since 1974. One of the services we provide is X-Ray Film Recycling Maine. In Maine the current statute (always call the State to make sure you have the latest regulations) is for records to be kept 7 years or 6 years past the date of majority, whichever is later. When it comes to purge these files make sure to call Andy at B & D Associates.

When choosing a X-Ray Film Recycling Maine company the most important factor is to make sure they are HIPAA compliant. They should be signing a Business Associate Agreement or BAA with you. This document basically states they are accepting responsibility for your records to maintain the privacy or your clients. Also make sure they issue a Certificate of Destruction for your records.

Pricing is very important, at B & D Associates we have been X-Ray Film Recycling Maine for almost 40 years. We have had along time to perfect the process to get you the highest yield. We also have staff on hand to conduct the full purge for you to your specifications.

We are registered with the Department of Environmental Services for X-Ray Film Recycling Maine, this ensures you know your material is treated properly consistent with EPA guidelines.

As people are unaware I also want to point out there are thieves that prey on medical facilities for this commodity. As X-Ray Film Recycling Maine has a current high value people are pretending to be a reputable company or your current vendor and try to take the film without paying you.  B & D Associates is happy to provide you with a significant advance if the material is in envelopes or full payment on the spot if it is all ready stripped. As a leader in the industry we have even been quoted by major news publications.

Check out B & D Associates today at WWW.SAFESILVERRECOVERY.COM and call Andy at 877-486-FILM

Medical Waste Disposal Wellesley Massachusetts

Medical Waste Disposal Wellesley Massachusetts is handled by B & D Associates.  Since 1974 B & D Associates has been working with facilities to keep them in compliance with environmental regulations.  One of the services we provide is medical waste disposal throughout New England.

B & D Associates is pleased to Welcome Dr Jeannie Chung to our list of clients. When they needed Medical Waste Disposal Wellesley Massachusetts they turned to B & D Associates. We regularly service Wellesley Massachusetts for all our services to include Sharps Disposal and Medical Waste Disposal, Photo Processing Waste Disposal (used fixer and developer), Silver Recycling, X-ray Film Recycling, Litho Film Recycling, Amalgam Recycling and Shredding Services.

B & D Associates is listed by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection for Medical Waste Disposal Wellesley Massachusetts. Please also be aware to pay attention to your invoices. Some Sharps Disposal Companies show you one price on their agreement and then just keep increasing it by 18% everytime they can.  Also watch out for automatic renewing contracts.

B & D Associates has their own Silver Recycling facility in New Hampshire that is registered with New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services. We work hard to keep you in compliance for all the services we provide. Please check us out online at WWW.SAFEMEDICALWASTE.COM then call Andy at 877-486-3456 to go over your needs.  We typically can offer a 20 to 30% savings over your current written offer.


Medical Waste Disposal Manchester New Hampshire

B & D Associates, Inc., a leader in Medical Waste Disposal Manchester New Hampshire will be in the area the week of 2-11-13.  We look forward to servicing our customers in the Manchester, NH area with weekly visits to pick up sharps, medical waste, and additional regulated wastes for treatment, recycling, and disposal. We will be servicing many dentists in the area. Other Clients include Veterinarians, Chiropractors and Commercial Printers.

We provide these customers with sharps and medical waste disposal, used fixer and developer, amalgam recycling, lead foil recycling and shredding services. Since 1974,      B & D Associates, Inc. has been working with clients to maintain their environmental compliance and HIPAA compliance.

B & D Associates, inc is registered with the New Hampshire DES as a Silver Recycler. We are also listed by the Mass DEP for Medical Waste Disposal. Check us out at WWW.SAFEMEDICALWASTE.COM , and call Andy at 877-486-3456

Medical Waste Disposal and Sharps Disposal Framingham Massachusetts

B & D Associates, Inc. is Sharps Disposal Company from New England serving Massachusetts. We want everyone in the Boston Metro West area to know that we will be conducting pick ups for Sharps Disposal Framingham, Massachusetts the week of 2-13-13. We service this area on a weekly basis.

Since 1974 B & D Associates, Inc. has been working with clients to help them maintain their environmental compliance.  Some of the services we provide include Silver Recovery to include handling of the used fixer at our own treatment facility for Silver Recycling. We provide containers at no charge. Containers we offer include 5, 15, 30 and 55 gallons. We also offer Silver Recovery Canisters. We recycle Amalgam to include Contact and Non-Contact Amalgam along with the Amalgam Traps and Separators.  We offer both 5 and 2.5 gallon containers for the recycling of Amalgam. We also provide lead foil recycling services and secure, HIPPA compliant, document shredding. We continue to be one of the nation’s leading X-ray Film Recyclers.

Some of the facilities we will be picking up this week for Sharps Disposal Framingham, Massachusetts include Funeral Homes, Orthopedic Surgeons, Animal Hospitals, Dentist, Podiatrist and a University. We appreciate all of our customers and enjoy our ability to be flexible to meet our customers needs, as we are the only New England Company that is listed by the Massachusetts DEP for Sharp Disposal .

We are one of the few Sharps Disposal companies offering flexible agreements.  We offer 3 year agreements with no escalators.  Our pricing stays the same throughout the agreement.  Our most competitive pricing is offered on scheduled service but we are willing to provide on-call service as well.

We would welcome any new clients for Sharps Disposal Framingham Massachusetts.  Please check us out at WWW.SAFEMEDICALWASTE.COM.

Then call Andy at 877-486-3456


Sharps Disposal and Shredding Services Massachusetts

B & D Associates picks up medical waste for disposal and documents for shredding on our regular truck routes to Wakefield, Malden and Chelsea Massachusetts.  We currently work with Dentists, Orthopedic Surgeons, Laboratories , Universities, Photo Labs, Veterinarians and Commercial Printers both in Massachusetts and throughout New England and are always looking to add to our clients base. In fact, in this area we are offering a Guaranteed 10% Savings off your current vendor for Sharps and Medical Waste Disposal.

Infectious Waste is a serious matter and you can look to B & D Associates, Inc. to maintain your Environmental Compliance. Since 1974, B & D Associates has been a leader in New England. We are the only New England Company recognized by the Mass DEP for Sharps Disposal.  Our Treatment Facility for Silver Recycling and X-ray Film Recycling is also a recognized by the Department of Environmental Services.

Are you looking to compare pricing on your shredding needs, give Kyle Paquin a call at 877-486-3456. Check us out on line at www.safemedicalwaste.com

How should you choose a medical waste disposal company in Massachusetts?

Does your Massachusetts business have Sharps Disposal, Regulated Medical Waste or Red Bag Waste?  Are you unhappy with your infectious waste removal, transportation, and treatment provider?  Here are some things to consider when looking at a Medical Waste Disposal Company Massachusetts.

Are they listed by the Massachusetts Government as a bona fide Sharps Disposal Company?  Here is a listing on the Mass.gov website for Medical Waste Disposal Company Massachusetts.

Is the company your considering to use a broker?  If your using a broker you are paying a middleman to have the bio-hazard waste removed from your facility and treated. Use a local company and go direct.

Does the company you are considering offer an on-call service or only scheduled pick-ups?  Does your business fluctuate at certain times of the year? Make sure to use a company that is flexible enough to meet your needs.

In this industry, companies often try to build up their sharps disposal business to sell it to a national corporation. This has happened to two of the major independent medical waste disposal company Massachusetts over the past two years.  Be wary of a company that only provides this one service. Diversity is the key to long-term, successful business–if the company is only focused on one service, they may just be building up to sell.

Search Google Maps’ satellite view for the headquarters of any company you considering as a business partner. If the company’s headquarters appear to be a residence, you may want to be skeptical of what is happening to your red bag waste and sharps one they leave your business. Will this company be around next year?

Finally, do a search for fines or issues from any perspective medical waste disposal company Massachusetts you are considering using.  Get references from some of their clients.  Sometimes the cheapest company is not always the best. By asking around and researching potential regulated waste disposal companies for your business, you should be able to find a valuable business partner.

B & D Associates, Inc has been in business for almost 40 years.  These are some of the questions and concerns we feel companies should be aware of when trusting someone to handle your Sharps Disposal in Massachusetts or any state and any type of Regulated Waste.  You can learn more about B & D Associates at WWW.SAFEMEDICALWASTE.COM  Some of the other services we provide are X-ray Film Recycling, Treatment of Used Fixer and Developer, Amalgam Recycling, Lead Foil Recycling and Shredding Services.

Call Andy Thornton at 877-486-3456 to go over your needs.


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

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


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