Hi Cynthia,
I called a local hospital to ask where they recycled their x-ray film. While the company said our film was of no value to them (not enough silver content), they offered to stop by the library and take the film and fiche away for disposal for free.  I was very happy to keep it out of the landfill.  They did ask us to remove the film from the spools.  Hope this helps.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dieden, Cynthia"
Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 11:26 am
Subject: [SERIALST] Microfiche disposal

> Hello-
> We have some microfiche of which we are trying to dispose and
> have a couple of questions:
> 1) Is microfiche too hazardous to put in the landfill?
> 2) Can it be recycled and, if so, does anyone have any sources
> for this (other than sharing it with other libraries, which we
> will try to do first)?
> Thanks for any advice or wisdom!
> Cynthia Dieden
> Collection Specialist Librarian
> Mount Prospect Public Library
> 847-253-5675 ext. 3647
> cdieden@mppl.org
> Opinions expressed are those of the sender and not of Mount
> Prospect Public Library

Martha Coleman
Reference/Serials Librarian
University of Arkansas - Fort Smith
Boreham Library
5210 Grand Avenue
Fort Smith,  AR  72904
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