Can You Shred X-Rays?

Medical and dental x-rays are often accumulated over the years and are bulky to store. But what happens when they are no longer needed? Can you shred x-rays?

If you’re a medical practitioner with a high volume of outdated x-rays, you need to dispose of them in a convenient yet secure manner. At iShred we often get asked, “Can you shred x-rays?”.

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What is medical services records disposal?

We often get asked “can you shred x-rays?” and the answer is a simple “Yes! Absolutely.” Medical records, including x-rays contain sensitive information that can’t get into the wrong hands. Most importantly, X-ray film contain material that is somewhat toxic so they need to be destroyed with care. We will take care of all your disposal needs in a safe and correct manner.

Which professions and industries does this apply to?

Anyone in the medical profession who utilises x-rays can take advantage of such a service. General practitioners, dental clinics, radiology clinics, chiropractors – if you have x-rays, we can dispose of them.

Laws relating to x-ray disposal

We are a fully secure onsite document shredding service in Melbourne. We will ensure your practice complies with the latest Privacy Act provisions. This is a cost-effective and secure method of x-ray destruction and we will provide you with solutions to minimize risk of sensitive information being leaked.

How we comply with the laws

We’re a high-quality on-site document destruction service, but off-site destruction is also available. We’re NAID-approved and there is full monitoring of shredding activity. On site bins are left behind and you’ll be provided with a document destruction certificate. Also environmentally friendly, the entire process is taken care of from start to finish. 100 percent of x-rays and other documents are recycled to remove silver from the x-ray film.


If you’ve got a large collection of x-rays that needs a cost effective and environmentally friendly method of disposal, contact the team at iShred today.

For your secure document shredding needs, get in touch with the team at iShred Document Destruction today

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