X-Ray Waste Disposal & Recycling
Chemgon® & Foilgon®
Reduce hazardous waste disposal costs by 70%
“Traditional” hazardous x-ray waste collection and disposal companies charge $250-300 to dispose of 5-gallons.* Replace expensive and inefficient waste pick-up services. Using Chemgon, the cost is only $75 to store, treat and dispose of 5-gallons.
Use Foilgon to recycle lead foil and follow the recommendations of the American Dental Association (ADA) Council of Scientific Affairs for proper management of lead foil.
How Chemgon Works
Fill with equal amounts of Fixer and Developer.
Patented mixture in container solidifies, encapsulates, chelates, absorbs and binds the liquid waste. Let the container sit over night, liquid waste is converted into non-hazardous solid waste.
Once solidified, throw in your regular trash. It’s that easy!
Effective and Reduced Disposal Costs
Our patented, in-office treatment product safely converts hazardous photo processing chemicals, including Fixer and Developer or Stabilizer and Activator, into a non-hazardous solid waste, safe for disposal in your regular trash. When used correctly, hazardous processing chemicals never leave your office.
Independent testing, including Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedures (TCLP), has demonstrated used x-ray processing fluids, photo processing fluids, and graphic arts chemicals treated with Chemgon are below the threshold of hazardous waste.
Frequently Asked Questions about Chemgon
Chemgon is a patented formula that converts hazardous, silver-laden x-ray and photo processing fluids into a non-hazardous solid, safe for disposal with regular trash.
Chemgon solidifies, encapsulates, chelates, absorbs and binds processing chemicals through the application of coordination chemistry, converting your hazardous liquid waste into a non-hazardous solid waste safe for regular trash disposal. Standard toxicity testing (Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure, TCLP) demonstrates that waste treated with Chemgon test below the regulatory levels established by the EPA. Chemgon treated waste results in a nonhazardous, non-biodegradable solid waste, safe for regular trash disposal.
Simply pour equal amounts of fixer and developer into the Chemgon container. Because the patented polymer is highly absorbent, the container may be filled a little at a time over many months. This means it is not necessary to stage or store chemicals separately. Once full, tighten the lid and place in your regular trash. Equal parts of fixer and developer are needed to create a neutral pH; a neutral pH is required for proper treatment and solidification to occur.
Watch our Easy Product Tutorial for Chemgon.
- Save up to 75% compared to a hazardous waste collection company.
- More convenient than hazardous waste pick-up or silver recovery; simply fill over time and dispose of the solidified contents when full.
- Order from your supply partner and eliminate a separate vendor, contracts, extra invoices and unnecessary interruptions for waste collection.
How Foilgon Works
You can fill with lead foil.
Once the container is full, package and attach Pre-paid UPS label.
Give to your UPS delivery driver. It’s that easy!
Lead Foil is a Hazardous Waste
Federal Regulations prohibit the disposal of lead foil in the trash. It is a hazardous waste unless it is recycled. Federal regulations allow for lead foil to be recycled at licensed facilities. Foilgon has everything you need to collect, ship and recycle lead foil from x-ray film
Product Sizes & Specs
Most Popular Size: Chemgon 2.5
Size: 2.5 Gallons
Dimensions: 8.57″w x 14.75″h x 6.25″d
Size: 5 Gallons
Dimensions: 9.75″w x 15.5″h x 9.75″d
Size: 7 lb capacity
Dimensions: 5.5″w x 7.5″h x 5.5″d
Frequently Asked Questions about Foilgon
Foilgon is our lead foil recycling product. Lead foil from exposed x-ray film is hazardous and cannot be thrown in the regular trash.
With Foilgon, you get everything you need to properly manage lead waste.
Simply order Foilgon from your supply company, or order from us and we'll pass it to your Supply Rep. Open the box and follow directions on inside lid of the box. Place your lead foil in the Foilgon container (no more than 7lbs. per Foilgon container). When Foilgon is full, simply attach prepaid UPS return shipping label to the side of the box and give the entire container to your UPS driver. The container will be delivered to our recycling facility.
The Leading Disposal of Lead Foil and Photo Processing Chemicals
Replace your expensive waste pick-up company with Chemgon X-Ray Chemical Disposal, and Foilgon Lead Foil Recycling products.