Recycling the silver out of the spent developer, and developing 'bad' sheets of film for the silver is worth doing. Nothing else is worth the time for a Tech to perform the necessary work. RT film cassettes only have 2 pieces of 0.01" 1/4 mm lead well-adheared to a paper backing. Much more trouble than the lead is worth. Everything else is worse than these.
Whats the simplest way of getting the silver back.
Im also looking at this from a health and safety side. The spent dev and fix should be sent for treatment or something right? Also spray tins should be separated, also heard of people catching the dpi during the wash and separating that but I guess thats more production line than field work.
We started separating the lead film screens from their package but stopped, I wonder if the local waste company could do something with it.