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3. Electronic Media

As people continue to transition from CDs and DVDs to MP3s and other formats, many have unwanted electronic media. Unfortunately, these items can be difficult to recycle. CDs contain #7 plastic, while the cases consist of #6 plastic. The casing on cassettes is #5 plastic while the tape itself is #1. When possible, donate these items or else find a drop-off or mail-in recycling program.

  • Back Thru The Future CD/DVD Recycling Program
    1 Park Dr #9
    Franklin, NJ 07419
    (973) 823-9752
    Compact discs, DVDs, jewel cases, hard drives
    Place your CDs and/or DVDs in suitable a shipping package and pay the shipping expense. It is important that you separate the discs from the jewel case and remove any paper.
  • CD Recycling Center of America
    68 Stiles Rd
    Salem, NH 03079
    (603) 894-5553
    Compact discs, DVDs, jewel cases, computer cables, small electronics, MP3 players, chargers, printer cables, Christmas lights, extension cords
    This center recycles a variety of items through the mail. Please separate the discs from paper prior to shipping, and label boxes accordingly, and pay the shipping costs.
  • Green Disk
    Issaquah, WA 98209
    (800) 305-3475
    Cell phones, compact discs, DVDs, VHS tapes, cassette tapes, computer drives, cell phones, digital cameras, MP3 players, inkjet cartridges, toner cartridges, rechargeable batteries, VCRs, DVRs, computer speakers, video game consoles and cartridges, laptops, keyboards, routers
    Please call or visit the website for the shipping address and additional information about this fee-based service.

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