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 Are CD's recyclable?

Posted on Thursday, Apr. 1, 2010

Currently, our Facilities department does not accept CD's as recyclable materials. However, there are a couple different options for you to recycle or reuse CD's:

  • If you're getting rid of store bought CD's (with the case and paper insert), you can donate them to a used CD store, or bring them to Goodwill/Salvation Army.
  • Or, you can send them to: 

             The Compact Disc Recycling Center of America
             68H Stiles Road
              Salem, NH 03079 

              This center will recycle the case and paper insert as well!

  • If you want to really get creative, here is a page with lots of suggestions for how to reuse the disk.  


Tags: Creative Re-use of Materials

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