How to Recycle

CDs & Tapes

Many of us still have collections of CDs, DVDs and VHS tapes tucked away somewhere. If that sounds like you, you might be wondering what’s the best way to dispose of them.

Can CDs go in recycling?

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.

What to do with VHS tapes

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.

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Only throw CDs out if it's the last resort. Instead, try donating them to a thrift store or someone that will resell them.

Should I throw music CDs out?

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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

How to Recycle CDs, DVDs, and Tapes

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Can you put CDs in general waste?

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When all else fails, and these recycling/upcycling opportunities aren’t an option, yes you can put CDs in general waste.

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