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 How do I recycle floppy disks?

Posted on Wednesday, Apr. 28, 2010

Floppy disks are considered to be electronic waste, so the best way to dispose of these items is by taking them to recycling centers that deal with this kind of inventory. There are numerous recycling centers that will accept floppy disks, whether or not the information has been removed. The closest center to SCU is Earth Care Recycling in San Jose. For location and hours, visit their site.

If you want to really get creative, you can make items items like coasters, pen holders, and notepads out of them. You can even make a Starship Enterprise!

Tags: Creative Re-use of Materials, Electronic waste, Eliminating Waste, Off-campus recycling, Office supplies, Recycling process, Waste

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