CDs unfortunately can not go in recycling. Your recycling program is unlikely to accept them due to most CDs and DVDs being made from a mix of plastic resins. When CDs end up in landfills they are burned and release harmful chemicals.
VHS tapes aren't able to go to the recycling bins either. Since VHS tapes are made of mixed plastic resins, and they’re smaller items, they aren’t considered curbside recyclable.
Here is a list of things that you can do to recycle: - Donate them to thrift stores - Sell them online or give away - Give them to friends and family - Use them in art projects
When all else fails, and these recycling/upcycling opportunities aren’t an option, yes you can put CDs in general waste.