X-Rays Special Instructions X-Rays are not accepted in the County Household Hazardous Waste Program and cannot go in either the garbage or recycling cart. To find a disposal site, visit the State’s “Where to Recycle” site. Don't Place in Trash X-ray film is coated in silver and PET plastic, which can leach into waterways if placed in a landfill. Silver is known to damage the skin, lungs, and eyes. X-ray film also contains personal information that you might want to keep private, so do not place X-rays in the trash.