Recycling & Waste

Film

Definition

Film typically contains silver and should not be disposed of in the trash. Some older film, produced prior to 1951, can contain nitrates, which are highly explosive. Learn how to identify if your film contains nitrates.

Disposal

If you developed any film at home and have a used fixer solution, it contains silver and should not be poured down the drain. Bring it to a household hazardous waste collection site for free.