Silver Recycling

Silver Recycling, Refining & Recovery


Maratek Environmental is a leading Canadian recycling firm specializing in silver recovery, silver recycling and the refining of silver - We buy bulk scrap silver film in a variety of forms - Including medical x-ray and industrial X-ray scrap film which contains silver. 

No matter your industry, location or business size, we can create a silver recycling program to suit your needs. We develop and manufacture silver recovery and silver recycling solutions that will help you improve productivity, meet stringent compliance legislation and save money. 


Do not throw your silver film into the garbage or landfill. Silver from all kinds of film will leach out into the ground - please check our list of types of silver film products that can be recycled. By recycling your silver film, you will be preventing silver from negatively affecting the environment.

With more than 40 years of experience, we will help you get the most for your silver cartridges, flakes, waste, film and tailings. We consistently offer top prices for our customers in mining, food processing, health care, photofinishing, printing and commercial facilities across North America. 

Maratek is a fully licensed, bonded and insured handler of silver film products and silver scrap. We offer high-value services to help dispose of your silver film products. We conduct film purging and pick-up services anywhere across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), throughout Ontario, and right across North America.

Types of Silver Waste We Process


There are many types of film that contain enough silver content in them to be recycled for recovery and to re-capture financial value, such as medical x-ray film from industry, hospitals, clinics, dentists, labs and educational institutions, and printers litho film.

Maratek buys, in any quantity, scrap film. We buy film scrap that contains silver at very competitive prices, and because we are a leading Canadian silver refinery, we can offer better pricing. 


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As Part of Our Silver Film Disposal and Recycling Services, We Offer:


  • Same day payment for all films delivered to our location.
  • Payment within 7 days for all materials picked up off site.
  • Accurate weights with full disclosure processes.
  • Certificates of destruction.
  • Locked transportation for added delivery security and confidentiality.
  • Secure storage pending refining.
  • Total accountability and transparency.
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Silver Refining & Recovery


Maratek Environmental is a certified silver refiner. We are 100% compliant with all silver environmental regulations applying to the treatment of silver waste, silver refining, silver recovery and silver recycling.

Did you know Maratek Environmental is one of only two silver certified refiners in Canada? Maratek processes and refines a wide variety of silver bearing materials. Silver is refined to a purity of 99.9% which is subsequently used in alloys or the production of silver bars.


When your silver is received at our silver refinery, located North of Toronto, it is digitally recorded, reviewed and logged into our detailed refining database, to maximize your silver yield, while keeping you in complete silver compliance.

Maratek purchased silver films and cartrides outright. We will work with you to deliver the best silver prices from our silver refinery. 

Maratek refines electrolytic silver flake, recovered from used fixer solutions, scrap film and paper from photographic and radiographic industries. 

We offer competitive pricing for our silver refining and silver recycling services, with prompt payment terms for silver waste and unwanted silver products that might need silver recovery or silver recycling. We also offer alternative payment plans to suit your needs, or if required, a guaranteed silver payment program.

Maratek will work with you to get the best silver prices out of our silver refinery services. We are very secure, and if required, we can document and report all our silver handling and silver processing, to ensure you get the highest return with 100% honesty and integrity.

Silver Recycling Services


Maratek develops and manufactures silver recycling solutions that will help you improve productivity, meet stringent compliance legislation and save you money.

We have the largest national silver recycling capabilities in the industry, with experience servicing and managing environmental compliance for thousands of silver recyclers across Canada.

We are also buyers of scrap silver and raw silver such as silver flake, film, and many other silver products with waste silver to be recovered and recycled.

Regardless of your location or business size, we can create a silver recycling program to manage your recovery needs.  We offer guaranteed payment programs and can provide full-service of self-service recycling options.

Service Features


The Maratek location is licensed by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and conforms to the stringent standards necessary to operate a hazardous waste recycling and disposal site. We are also one of Canada's few officially sanctioned silver refineries.

For over 40 years, Maratek has been providing Silver Recovery, Silver Recycling and Silver Refining Services for all silver waste, silver scrap and silver by-products, offering top prices since 1969.


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Our silver refining and silver recycling services have competitive pricing and we give prompt payment terms for your silver waste and unwanted silver products that might need silver recovery or silver recycling.

As part of our silver film disposal and recycling services, we offer:

  • Same day payment for all films delivered to our location
  • Payment within 7 days for all materials picked up off site
  • Accurate weights with full disclosure processes
  • Certificates of destruction
  • Locked transportation for added delivery security and confidentiality
  • Secure storage pending refining
  • Total accountability and transparency

Please check our Frequently Asked Questions for more information about our X-ray film disposal services, for film recycling and silver film recovery.

Locations & Industries We Serve:


Maratek is a fully licensed, bonded and insured handler of silver film products and silver scrap. We offer high-value services to help dispose of your silver film products. 

We offer silver recovery and recycling services across Canada, with a focus on Ontario and Quebec.  We service cities including Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Hull, Winsor, Guelph, Kingston, London, Kitchener, Newmarket, Owen Sound, Hamilton, Mississauga, Orillia, Niagara Falls, Chatham, Sarnia, Stratford and many more across Canada.  We conduct film purging and pick-up services anywhere across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), throughout Ontario, and right across North America.

We can service industries and businesses including:


  • Large National Photo Lab Chains
  • Independent Photo labs across Canada
  • Printers & Graphic Arts
  • Medical Imaging
  • Industrial Imaging and X-ray
  • Silver mines
  • Non-destructive testing service companies
  • X-ray clinics
  • Flexographers
  • Photo studios and photographers
  • Industrial silver by-products producers
  • Food testing industry
  • Movie and Film Industry
 

Liquid Waste Disposal Services

We collect, treat and disposes of liquid solvent waste as well as various industrial waste, hazardous and dangerous waste, bulk products or packaged in containers, drums or bins.

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