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Question:

How can I recycle vinyl records, CDs, DVDs, cases and tapes?
Answer:

CDs, CD cases and DVDs
CDs, CD cases and DVDs are not recyclable in our curbside recycling program, but you can recycle them by mail with the CD Recycling Center of America

If you do not want to mail them there at your own cost, then you may place them in the trash.

What they collect:
CDs, CDrs, DVDs, DVDrs, Blu-Ray discs, Related disc packaging and cases, Floppy discs

Costs:
The cost of shipping is not covered by the company, but this material may be shipped using the media mail pricing through the post office. As an example, a 20 pound box of discs and packaging material costs $12 to ship using U.S. P.S. media mail rate.

The company requests donations to cover their costs, “We ask for as little as $2.00 (PayPal takes a fee per transaction, so anything less is pointless really), and as much as you feel appropriate.”

If you do not want to mail them there at your own cost, then you may place them in the trash.

VHS and Cassette Tapes
These are not able to be recycled. Place them with your trash.

Vinyl Records
Recycling options for vinyl (PVC) plastics are limited. There are no companies that specialize in taking large loads of vinyl, such records, and using them to manufacture new vinyl products.
 
However, there are a lot of reuse options. 
Some music stores accept and sell used vinyl 45's and albums. 

Freecycle.org and Craigslist often has people interest in taking, and reusing, records. 
 
There is also a reuse market for album covers and records for various arts and crafts projects uses such as bowls, clocks, handbags, and more.


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