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How do you throw away old CD's? Recycle?

Asked by skfinkel (13506points) August 11th, 2010

I have lots of these that are finally getting out of my apartment. Can I recycle them?

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skfinkel's avatar

Or, as I should have said in the question, are they just garbage? These are the ones, of course, that no one else will want.

CMaz's avatar

For data CD’s. Destroy the surface. I usually run a scissor blade across them. Or, snap them in half and there is the microwave trick. As @worriedguy is about to tell you. :-)

AmWiser's avatar

If they are music cd’s give them to your local goodwill. If they are informational cd’s take them to your local shredder company. (Our city has a yearly document shredding day, where you can watch them being destroyed).

LuckyGuy's avatar

Don’t just throw them away! You have to try the microwave trick. It is awesome!

Put the disk data side up on a coffee mug, set the timer for 5 seconds, turn off the lights in the kitchen, hit “start” and watch the fireworks. Nice.

(That will destroy the data too.)

WestRiverrat's avatar

I use them for targets at the rifle range.

lilikoi's avatar

Donate them to Goodwill. It will be more useful to someone else as a music CD than anything else you could possible make them into.

MeinTeil's avatar

Microwave, trust me.

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