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CDs, Video and Cassette Tapes


CDs, DVDs and old videotapes are not considered hazardous waste. However, all of the aforementioned items can be taken to Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers (more info listed at #4). Please note, some playback systems may be considered e-waste.

Consider the following options:

  1. Donate your old CDs and DVDs to a secondhand store such as Goodwill or the Salvation Army, or a local library for reuse. Visit Earth911 for locations near you.
  2. Reuse CDs, DVDs and videotapes for a DIY art project
  3. Mail your CDs to a media company such as CD Recycling Center of America 
  4. Take CDs, videotapes, DVDs and e-waste to OC Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers 


TIP: Find alternate uses for old CDs and Tapes - 10 reuse ideas for CDs and DVDs 

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